The Answer Sheet: Teacher Ratings

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/12/2013

Ratings madness: NO ‘highly effective’ elementary/middle-school teachers in Syracuse?

Teachers were to be judged on a wildly inappropriate metric -- but nobody noticed when the evaluation plan was approved.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/01/2010

Is D.C.'s teacher evaluation system rigged?

A professor writes about teacher evaluation systems: "The pendulum has simply swung from one end of absurdity to the other; if many systems have historically rated 99 percent of teachers 'satisfactory,' ... we now have in D.C. a system that declares exactly 50 percent of teachers ineffective or minimally effective."

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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