Cory Leonard

Grading Schools Isn’t the Answer. It’s the Problem. – NYTimes.com

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Teacher evaluations are hot.  But what if they are not measuring the right things?

And yet now, policy makers in both parties propose ratcheting it up further — this time, by “grading” teachers as well.

It’s a mistake. In the year I spent reporting on John H. Reagan High School in Austin, I came to understand the dangers of judging teachers primarily on standardized test scores. Raw numbers don’t begin to capture what happens in the classroom. And when we reward and punish teachers based on such artificial measures, there is too often an unintended consequence for our kids.

via Grading Schools Isn’t the Answer. It’s the Problem. – NYTimes.com.

 

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