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A look at the MAP test and Value Added Measures (VAM)

Beginning this fall, teachers who have been on this system for two school years prior to 2012-2013, and who teach tested subjects and grades, will receive a student growth rating … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

An essay by a former Teach for America recruit: Why I did TFA, and why you shouldn’t

To follow is an essay posted on Gary Rubinstein’s blog. I noted in bold particular segments of the text. There was a time, not very long ago, when I was … Continue reading

February 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

All the Reasons Why Teachers’ Evaluations Should Not Be Tied to Test Scores

Seattle’s own Wayne Au, an editor of Rethinking Schools and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Bothell campus, describes all of the reasons why teachers’ evaluations should not be … Continue reading

January 8, 2011 · Leave a comment