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Paul Beaufait

What research really says on teacher evaluation - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post - 11 views

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    "... Here is a new important look by an education expert, Richard Rothstein." (Valerie Strauss, intro. ¶1) Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit organization created to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. ..." (Valerie Strauss, intro. ¶2) Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for pointing this out via Google+
Paul Beaufait

A Sociological Eye on Education | Rigor mortis - 7 views

  • The challenge is to state education policymakers across the country who have hitched their teacher-evaluation systems to measures that seek to isolate teachers’ contributions to their students’ learning: Develop clear and consistent guidelines for assigning teachers to rating categories that take into account the inherent uncertainty and errors in the value-added measures and their variants.
  • If policymakers aren’t willing to take measurement error into account in a defensible way in teacher-evaluation systems, don’t talk to me about rigor—rigor is dead.
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    Pallas expounded on "rigor" in teacher evaluation.
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