Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Educated Reporter: Chicago Teachers Speak Up On Using Student Test Scores in Evaluations

The Educated Reporter: Chicago Teachers Speak Up On Using Student Test Scores in Evaluations:

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Chicago Teachers Speak Up On Using Student Test Scores in Evaluations

The teachers union in the nation's third-largest school district have concerns about using student test scores as a measure of an educator's effectiveness, according to this story from the Chicago Tribune. It's worth noting (again, and even again) that there is no consensus among researchers as to the best way to factor in standardized test data when it comes to teacher evaluations. Many districts and states are moving at high speed toward using student data as a factor in evaluating teachers, in part because of federal incentives that offer desperately needed funding in exchange for pledges to reform. In case you missed it, the National Council on

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