NY Teachers (secretly) Tested

An article from the NY times today reports that attempts to measure teachers based on student scores isn’t limited to recent Australian political history. The twist here is that the NY teachers aren’t being told about the plan.

    New York City has embarked on an ambitious experiment, yet to be announced, in which some 2,500 teachers are being measured on how much their students improve on annual standardized tests.

The move is so contentious that principals in some of the 140 schools participating have not told their teachers that they are being scrutinized based on student performance and improvement.

While officials say it is too early to determine how they will use the data, which is already being collected, they say it could eventually be used to help make decisions on teacher tenure or as a significant element in performance evaluations and bonuses. And they hold out the possibility that the ratings for individual teachers could be made public.

The full article is HERE

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  1. From a pass NY teacher to a present CA teacher….NY teacher’s concentrate more on the test and less on creativity…students are programed to take the test; so it really depend on how well a teacher can get their student to memorize the test information.

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