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Testing: Using Unmonitored Results To Rate Teachers

07teachers-art4-popup More than half of the states are already/ on their way to using student test scores for teacher ratings, says the WSJ (Teachers Are Evaluated by New Formulas), but at the same time USA Today notes that fewer than half of the states routinely examine suspicious test scores (Few states examine test erasures). This seems like a mismatch, doesn't it?  Even if you're comfortable with the value-added rating schemes that are being used to do the ratings, you might be worried about putting unmonitored test results to this new purpose.  I say that as someone who's not particularly worried about cheating being widespread.  Meantime, some states like NY are moving to change that (Regents Approve Measures to Curb Educators’ Cheating NYT).


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