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Value Added Models

South Carolina Teachers Question How They'll Be Graded

Florence Morning News, S.C. | Ellen Meder | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education

FLORENCE, S.C. -- State education superintendent Dr. Mick Zais could be facing a potentially angry mob of teachers Thursday night at a Florence meetin...

Tennessee's Teacher Evaluation System Is Reviewed

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) on Thursday released a report regarding Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system. The report com...

Remove Stakes From Standardized Testing to Strengthen Education

John Thompson | Posted 07.15.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Think of how the divisiveness in education would decrease if we borrowed from the Bill of Rights and adopted a code of ethics declaring, "No stakes shall be attached to standardized tests without the consent of the student or educator."

VAMs: Building a New Social Order

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

It is now guaranteed that any child in a public school whose teacher is evaluated with VAMs will receive a bare bones curriculum, focused only on isolated skills.

How New York City’s Value-Added Model Compares To What Other Districts, States Are Doing

| Sarah Butrymowicz and Sarah Garland | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. New York City schools erupted in controversy last week when the school district released i...

The New York Times Needs To Do Its Homework On Teacher Evaluations

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

An editorial in The New York Times, titled "Fairness in Firing Teachers," has me wondering whether the Times editors understand much about how teachers are evaluated.

The L.A. Times Stands Behind Incorrect Teacher Ratings

Kevin Welner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

The L.A. Times has not been simply reporting on teacher evaluations or ratings. It has been creating them and publicizing them.

A Closer Look at Justice Kern's Ruling in NYC Value-Added Case

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

Whether a court would rule that the TDRs (with teachers' names attached) must be publicly released remains in doubt; it's a question that Justice Kern wasn't considering, as she says in her decision.