teacher-assessment

Good or bad? New rating system can’t decide about this principal

Three glaring problems with a new teacher evaluation system, including giving two different scores to a single principal.

Should news organizations publish teachers’ value-added ratings?

Here's why it was a bad idea for an Ohio newspaper to publish teachers' value-added ratings.

The newest rhetoric on teacher evaluation — and why it is nonsense

Even though her house was inundunated by Hurricane Sandy, New York Principal Carol Burris keeps writing smartly about school reform. Here she takes on the newest bromides about teacher assessment and rips them apart.

An alternative to standardized testing for student assessment

Assessment reformers are often challenged, “What would you do instead of standardized testing?” Here's one way.