teacher evaluation Tag

Cross-posted from Education Week Yes, illogic is a word, which my dictionary defines as the "quality of lacking logic."  Let me count the ways. Not so long ago, the critics derided school administrators for failing to evaluate their teachers.  The research, they said, made it abundantly plain...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described the devastating effects of the prevailing American accountability system on teachers in the United States.  In this blog, I will turn the tables and describe how the countries with the best-performing education systems approach accountability system...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described the devastating effect of test-based accountability and the current vogue of using value added methods for teacher evaluation on the profession of teaching.  But I also acknowledged the need for strong accountability systems in public education. ...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I pointed to the data that shows that, after 10 years of federal education policies based on test-based accountability, there has been no perceptible improvement in student performance among high school students (which, when you get right down...

Cross-posted from Education Week With each new report from the PISA surveys, the United States drifts a little further down the international rankings of national school performance.  You might think that would concentrate the minds of our federal policy makers.  What we have instead is a...