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Posts Tagged with: Teacher evaluation

July 11th, 2013

July 11, 2013 Edweek    Editor’s note: This post appeared in the July 10, 2014 edition of EdWeek.org. While many of the nation’s superintendents are optimistic about the potential of the common-core standards and new technology to improve what goes on in classrooms, a healthy percentage are also skeptical about such developments, according to results from the first Gallup-Education WeekSuperintendents Panel survey. The Washington-based Gallup organization teamed up with Education Week last year to develop what is envisioned…   Read…

February 21st, 2013

Aaron Pallas Is this how we should be evaluating teachers and students? We don’t think so. What do you think? Let us know. This article was originally published by EducationViews.org on May 16, 2012 and was written by Aaron Pallas. For 10 months, Carolyn Abbott waited for the other shoe to drop. In April 2011, Abbott, who teaches mathematics to seventh- and eighth-graders at the Anderson School, a citywide gifted-and-talented school on the Upper West…   Read…

January 24th, 2013

Dr. Jim Lewis Edweek recently published a story on a study released from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Teacher Effectiveness —  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/08/17teach_ep.h32.html?tkn=XQSF/Rt5Y0QfRrL10tg5JOZyRSdR2Eozgzl6&cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2.  The findings have been widely covered in mainstream media and we wanted to offer up some food for thought in the teacher effectiveness discussion. For as long as I care to remember in my 40 years in education, a teacher’s predominant measure of effectiveness has been dead-locked in standardized classroom assessment testing. …   Read…