In an ironic twist, a bill to lower the weight placed on student test scores in teacher evaluations was beat back by teachers' unions.
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February 14, 2017
February 07, 2017
High performance ratings cause teachers' perception of their work to improve, just as low performance ratings cause decreased job satisfaction, according to a new study.
January 25, 2017
Since 2009, the number of states requiring school districts to include evidence of student learning on teacher evaluations has grown from 15 to 40, but, in 28 of these states, teachers can be rated effective even when their students' scores aren't rising.
January 09, 2017
Like 2016, 2017 is already shaping up to be a big year for reviews of teacher evaluation systems.
December 22, 2016
New York City teachers may soon be judged more on the work their students do in class than on their students' scores on standardized tests, a proposed teacher-evaluation plan unveiled on Wednesday by the city's education department reveals.
December 20, 2016
Effective teachers in wealthy suburban districts will get bonuses that are as much as 20 times larger than their effective peers in poor districts.
December 13, 2016
In a recent article for the Brookings Institute, an economist argues that classroom observations amount to wasting billions of dollars.
December 09, 2016
Teachers working in the affluent North Shore school district in Chicago are facing layoffs based on their job performance, not on seniority.
December 01, 2016
The proposal would back off from issuing every teacher a discrete score based solely on students' test scores.
September 20, 2016
In yet another setback for Students Matter, judge rules that districts have discretion over whether to use test scores to evaluate educators.