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New York Teacher Ratings Released — “At Best Unwise, At Worst Absurd”

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Teacher ratings were released to the media this morning in New York for thousands of teachers — see The New York Times article City Teacher Data Reports Are Released.

The quote is the headline is from that article:

The release of the individual rankings has even been controversial among the scientists who designed them. Douglas N. Harris, an economist at the University of Wisconsin, where the city’s rankings were developed, said the reports could be useful if combined with other information about teacher performance. But because value-added research is so new, he said, “we know very little about it.” Releasing the data to the public at this point, Mr. Harris added, “strikes me as at best unwise, at worst absurd.”

Alexander Russo also has a good post about what’s happening in New York.

For more information, see:

The Best Posts & Articles About The New York Court Decision Releasing Teacher Ratings

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation

The Best Posts About The LA Times Article On “Value-Added” Teacher Ratings

The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments

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