Evaluating teachers by the test scores of their students may seem to some like a common sense way to see if teachers are actually doing their jobs. It isn't. Here's why.
The Council for Exceptional Children has issued a new position paper that rejects the use of "value-added" systems that link evaluations of teachers -- especially those in the field of special education -- to student standardized test scores and says they are cause "for concern."
Assessment reformers are often challenged, “What would you do instead of standardized testing?” Here's one way.
A cognitive scientist explains why what sounds good really isn't.