I have to admit that I’m not well-versed in Charlotte Danielson’s work and her teacher evaluation framework, but it’s sure becoming very popular, very quickly.
The New York Times “School Book” has just published an interesting interview with her: An Evaluation Architect Says Teaching Is Hard, but Assessing It Shouldn’t Be.
I was particularly struck by this part:
Q. When states design evaluation systems, like New York is doing at the moment, do you think standardized test scores should factor into evaluations?
A. My expertise is on defining good teaching. It’s not on how to use test scores. I do think that it’s reasonable for teachers to demonstrate that their kids have learned. I think that does make sense. Beyond that, though, I’m not at all convinced that it can be done fairly for teachers based on what we know now, particularly in a high-stakes environment.
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