The state of Florida has just released the Value-Added Assessment scores of teachers to newspapers.
It’s a fiasco.
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Here are some posts on what’s going on — feel free to suggest others in the comments section:
The most meaningless teacher evaluation exercise ever? is a Washington Post piece on the public release of insane teacher evaluations to local newspapers in Florida.
Confused by Florida’s teacher scoring? So are top teachers is from The Tampa Bay Times.
Gates Foundation opposes release of teachers’ VAM scores in Florida is good, but as this tweet says:
Bill Gates disappointed VAM ratings published in paper. In related news, Dr. Frankenstein is bummed about his monster leaving the lab.
— John Kuhn (@johnkuhntx) February 28, 2014
I’m One of the Worst Teachers in My State is a great post about the Florida fiasco.