Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Grading the Teachers: Value-Added Analysis - latimes.com

Grading the Teachers: Value-Added Analysis - latimes.com

Grading the Teachers: Value-Added Analysis

The Los Angeles Times has produced an analysis of how effective Los Angeles Unified School District teachers have been at improving their students' performance on standardized tests. The Times has decided to make the ratings available because they bear on the performance of public employees who provide an important service, and in the belief that parents and the public have a right to the information. Database


Singled-out L.A. Unified teacher shares skills with colleagues

Singled-out L.A. Unified teacher shares skills with colleagues

Miguel Aguilar was cited as among L.A. Unified's most effective in an L.A. Times article on the 'value-added' evaluation method. Since then, many at his Pacoima school have adopted his methods. But budget cuts threaten his job.

'Value-added' teacher evaluations: L.A. Unified tackles a tough formula

'Value-added' teacher evaluations: L.A. Unified tackles a tough formula

Los Angeles school district leaders are poised to plunge ahead with their own confidential 'value-added' ratings this spring, saying the approach is far more objective and accurate than any other evaluation tool available, despite its complexity.

Fedde Academy in Hawaiian Gardens enacts ambitious change

Fedde Academy in Hawaiian Gardens enacts ambitious change

Teachers and administrators are enthusiastic about new evaluation systems at Fedde International Studies Academy in Hawaiian Gardens, but student test scores have yet to improve.

In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a far-reaching bill that has raised the ire of state and national unions.

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