"Value added" gauges of teacher performance at the middle and high school level seem prone to certain kinds of bias.
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October 25, 2012
October 11, 2012
In response to complaints, the Denver district is revising language in its teacher-evaluation system that described a "distinguished" teacher as one who "encourages students to challenge and question the dominant culture" and "take social action to change/improve society or work for social justice,"...
September 27, 2012
Nearly all Michigan teachers from a sample of districts scored a rating of "effective" or higher on evaluations in 2011-12.
August 31, 2012
A controversial teacher evaluation bill in California was unexpectedly spiked.
August 22, 2012
A new report gives a comprehensive look at states' changing teacher-quality policies.
August 16, 2012
A bill in California threatens to undo a state rule requiring pupil achievement to count in teacher evaluations.
July 18, 2012
Too often, the officials charged with evaluating Tennessee teachers on their practices have failed to properly identify and help low-performing teachers, concludes a report by the Tennessee department of education on the implementation of its statewide teacher evaluation system.
July 12, 2012
By guest blogger Liana Heitin This item originally appeared on Education Week Teacher's Teaching Now blog. The search for reliable methods of gauging teacher effectivenessa dominant education policy issue over the last several yearshas centered on classroom observation tools and value...
June 11, 2012
The Los Angeles school districts must link personnel evaluations to student achievement, according to a tentative court ruling.
May 31, 2012
An advocacy group releases a primer on 10 different teacher evaluation systems.