Teachers often receive "effective" and "highly effective" ratings on high-stakes evaluations even when their principals admit behind closed doors that they're "very ineffective," a new study finds.
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January 26, 2016
The New York Department of Education has asked the American Institutes for Research to recalculate student growth scores for all principals in grades 9-12.
December 03, 2014
The National Association of Secondary School Principals says that "Value-Added Measurements" should not be used to make decisions regarding retention, firing and compensation for principals and teachers.
September 15, 2014
The new Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, which heavily emphasize instructional leadership, community and family engagement, and cultural awareness were revised using empirical research on school leadership and the experience of practitioners, including principals and superintendents.
December 23, 2013
Scores were wrong for only a small fraction of teachers, the school system says, but the president of the Washington Teachers Union says she is "deeply disturbed" by the information.
May 22, 2013
There is a webinar about principal evaluation on Wednesday, May 29, at 3pm E.T.
May 14, 2013
Opposition is growing in Dallas to Superintendent Mike Miles' plans to implement a principal evaluation system that draws on students' test scores.
February 08, 2013
A Seattle teacher boycott against a district-mandated exam seems increasingly tied to fights against high-stakes testing, whether or not that was the intended goal.
February 05, 2013
A group students in Portland, Ore. is organizing a boycott of the state's high-stakes standardized tests.
January 29, 2013
Half of a school leader's evaluation will now be based on student performance.