Jatish Marsh, a middle school health teacher in Georgia, explains that her state, like many others, is using student surveys as part of the teacher-evaluation process, a fact that she says she "accept[s]." But there are some communication issues.
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Sociologist Aaron M. Pallas says that we may soon begin seeing wide descrepencies in student test scores across districts as a result of the Common Core State Standards.
January 28, 2013
A Florida middle school principal accidentally emailed her teachers' evaluation scores to the entire school staff--value-added measures and all.
January 16, 2013
A research review by the Education Commission of the States finds that teachers' expectationsoften based on factors including race, ethnicity, and family income levelscan significantly affect students' academic performance.
December 27, 2012
An educator warns that the centrality of standardized tests in mathparticularly vis-a-vis teacher evaluationsmay reduce the flexibility teachers' need to engage students in the subject.
December 13, 2012
For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions--but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.
December 07, 2012
On Wednesday, the Florida department of education posted the first round of aggregate results from its new teacher evaluation system--then within hours identified errors and pulled the data from its website.
December 03, 2012
The Los Angeles school district and the city's teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement about the conditions of a new teacher evaluation system, putting an end to months of court-ordered bargaining.
November 27, 2012
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September 11, 2012
Commentators flesh out issues and take sides in the Chicago teachers' strike.