And do you think maybe it was because the vendor failed to include important instructions — namely that you needed to click on a tab labeled 2 on the computer screen to read a second article on some of the quetions on the Reading tests for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and the English II and […]
Moore Public Schools graciously produced the following video which explains the inherent inequities between the Value Added Model and Student Learning Objective teacher evaluations frameworks. Moore also presented this information to the Oklahoma TLE Commission: Since I teach two sections of 7th grade literature, I part of my evaluation will be based on VAM, […]
Pardon my French. It isn’t that corporations are destroying public education so they can have the profits for themselves. It isn’t that we’re re-segregating our schools in the name of “choice.” It isn’t that my value as a teacher will be determined by the whims of a group of adolescents. What chaps my hide is: [tweet_dis]We’re turning an altruistic […]
A Facebook friend recently tagged me in a post, asking a very interesting question about the value added model component of teacher evaluations. Her question: …will you be punished if students perform poorly? If not I see not one bad thing about this; we’re investing in or future is how I look at it.