Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bush-Rhee-Scott SB 736 a Failure of Unprecedented Proportions | Scathing Purple Musings

Bush-Rhee-Scott SB 736 a Failure of Unprecedented Proportions | Scathing Purple Musings:


Bush-Rhee-Scott SB 736 a Failure of Unprecedented Proportions

After alllllll that, alomost 97 perecnt of Florida teachers were rated effective or highly effective under SB 736. Brace for some full frontal cynicism after Jeff Solochek’s post in Gradebook:
Florida’s new teacher evaluation model is far from popular, with teachers complaining loudly that counting student test scores for half their score is unfair and filled with potential for inaccuracy.
 The 2011-12 preliminary evaluation results, however, show little difference from the old evaluation system in which nearly all teachers were rated as “satisfactory.” With the new rankings, 22.2 percent of classroom teachers received a “highly effective” mark, while another 74.5 percent were deemed “effective,” according to a newly released report.
Allow me unload my head:
* Full disclosure (its public anyhow) I was rated effective.
* This thing was never going to be fair, accurate or equitable. Some districts used Marzano and some used 

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