Tuesday, 17 July 2012

TN education reform hits bump in teacher evaluation | The Tennessean | tennessean.com

TN education reform hits bump in teacher evaluation | The Tennessean | tennessean.com:

 "Tennessee’s new way of evaluating classrooms “systematically failed” to identify bad teachers and provide them more training, according to a state report published Monday.

The Tennessee Department of Education found that instructors who got failing grades when measured by their students’ test scores tended to get much higher marks from principals who watched them in classrooms. State officials expected to see similar scores from both methods.

“Evaluators are telling teachers they exceed expectations in their observation feedback when in fact student outcomes paint a very different picture,” the report states. “This behavior skirts managerial responsibility.”"
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