Monday, August 23, 2010

LA Times "Grading the Teacher" causing quite an uprising



If you missed it, last week the Los Angeles Times ran a series on "Grading the Teacher." It caused quite a stir.

Below is the introduction to the series as listed in the opening Times article. "The Los Angeles Times has obtained seven years of math and English test scores from the Los Angeles Unified School District, and used the information to estimate the effectiveness of L.A. teachers, which it says LAUSD could have done but has not. The Times used a statistical approach known as value-added analysis, rating teachers based on students' progress on standardized tests from year to year. Among its findings was that highly effective teachers routinely propel students from below-grade-level to advanced in a single year."

Read more: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/14/local/la-me-teachers-value-20100815
Related: http://themoderatevoice.com/82920/teachers-union-threatens-boycott-against-struggling-la-times/
Related: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0817-teachers-react-20100817,0,4846188.story

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