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February 04, 2008

Reader Comment on Performance Pay

I had to excerpt this passionate comment on teacher performance pay. Rather than asking what its implications are for student achievement, this reader focused on what it means for teachers' personal and professional identities. This is an angle I'd never considered before - thank you, anonymous rea...

January 31, 2008

My Value-Added Bucket List

Last week's teacher effects brouhaha brings me back to where this blog started - not eduwonk channeling Britney, but rather how to measure teacher effectiveness. We know a lot more about estimating teacher effects on student test scores than we did 10 years ago. (Readers know well that I am as conc...

January 25, 2008

Timely Tidbits on Unintended Consequences

Freakonomics and Marginal Revolution face off on unintended consequences - it's timely food for thought about the potential consequences of adopting value-added as the primary measure of teacher effectiveness. As I've noted before, value-added as one of many measures works for me; value-added as th...

January 24, 2008

The NYC Teacher Experiment Revisited

Over at the Ed Sector, there's some confusion about my concern with the ethics of the NYC teacher experiment (see here). To be clear, my problem is not that NYC is collecting value-added data. As I have written before, standardized tests have a role to play in teacher assessment alongside holistic...

January 22, 2008

It's Our Secret! The NYC Teacher Experiment

The NY Times reported yesterday on an ongoing experiment on teacher effectiveness in NYC schools. Principals in the treatment group (140 schools) receive extensive value-added information on each teacher, and then are asked to evaluate the teachers. Principals in the control group do not receive the...

January 18, 2008

They Never Say "Thanks for Improving My Test Scores!"

New York City posted the nomination narratives from its "Thank a Teacher" awards program. Here's the first one, about a physics teacher named Sidney Harris: Mr. Harris’s expertise was in physics but what he taught me went far beyond science. He pushed me. He shaped the way I thought about my futu...

January 08, 2008

Birthday Presents for NCLB: Some Thoughts on School vs. Teacher Effects

Today is NCLB’s 6th birthday. NCLB is, at its core, a policy predicated on the idea that schools vary widely in their ability to improve students’ test scores. By holding schools accountable, the hope is that “bad” schools will become more like “good” ones. (Note - this is a post about ...

January 07, 2008

Do Schools Matter?

Ask your companions at a dinner party about their elementary or high school, and you will learn that everyone has a theory about what made it “good” or “bad.” The amazing teachers. The decrepit building. The souped up science labs. The pungent cafeteria food. Unique extracurricular activiti...

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