New York state will release to news outlets tomorrow "value added" reports that purport to estimate a teacher's impact on his or her students' standardized test scores—an action certain to thrust discussion of these measures into the public eye once again, and one that also raises big questions about journalism ethics.
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February 23, 2012
February 10, 2012
States provided more teacher-evaluation details to receive NCLB waivers, but at bottom most states have many promises to keep.
February 09, 2012
Data from teacher evaluations could provide insight into the overall quality of instruction in America's schools.
January 24, 2012
A pair of new reports outlines how districts can think about using revised teacher evaluation systems to improve the quality of the teaching force.
January 19, 2012
As you may know, I'm tied up covering teacher-education rulemaking this morning. Fortunately, State EdWatch's Sean Cavanagh has some important news for you on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bold attempt to spur teacher-evaluation reform in the state by conditioning state aid on the finalization of s...
January 12, 2012
New York City schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott has lobbed the next volley in an escalating conflict with the teachers' union over a new evaluation system.
December 14, 2011
Teacher-training group TNTP plans to incorporate a student-feedback measure into the system it's developing to evaluate its teachers, becoming one of first organizations in the nation to use such measures formally.
November 23, 2011
Only five of the 11 states that have applied for ESEA waivers have a firm mechanism in place for implementing teacher-evaluation systems statewide, according to a review of the plans.
November 18, 2011
UTLA's president responds to an initiative by members to force a teacher-evaluation vote.
November 16, 2011
EdWeek unveils its new special report on labor-management collaboration.