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Problems with the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers

Problems with the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Every classroom should have a well-educated, professional teacher, and school systems should recruit, prepare, and retain teachers who are qualified to do the job. Yet in practice, American public schools generally do a poor job of systematically developing and evaluating teachers.
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Jon Davis's comment, April 2, 2014 10:44 PM
There is a mutal agreement that our country's education system is getting weaker and although changes should be made it isn't the best idea to use testing scores to judge what teachers need to go. One of the main reasons is that a teacher with lower student test scores may not be a bad teacher. This type of discrepency is what needs to be adressed when it comes to these changes.
Jon Davis's comment, April 2, 2014 10:47 PM
Tests have shown that these scores alone can not judge the effectiveness of a teacher. There must be other factors to properly evaluate our teachers.
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Gov. Cuomo will consider delaying the use of Common Core test results to evaluate teachers

Gov. Cuomo will consider delaying the use of Common Core test results to evaluate teachers | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Gov. Cuomo said for the first time Tuesday he will consider delaying the use of new curriculum test results when evaluating teachers.
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Jon Davis's comment, April 2, 2014 1:24 PM
In this state they are going to talk about eliminating the use of curriculum tests as a basis for teacher evaluations. This has been a hot topic in many areas lately.
Jon Davis's comment, April 2, 2014 1:25 PM
They are holding off in order to meet with teachers union representatives. They will try to negotiate with them to fix this.
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The lasting impact of good teachers

The lasting impact of good teachers | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
It's time to reward good teachers and encourage poor teachers out of the profession.
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Jon Davis's comment, March 14, 2014 9:26 AM
Teachers are an important part of improving the country's education. They have a lasting impact on students. A good teacher can inspire their students to do better.
Jon Davis's comment, March 14, 2014 9:28 AM
Studies have been conducted on the impact of teachers. The results show that an above average teacher's students are more likely to go graduate and go to college.
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US teens lag in global education rankings as Asian countries rise to the top - NBC News

US teens lag in global education rankings as Asian countries rise to the top - NBC News | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
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Jon Davis's comment, March 13, 2014 1:14 PM
Our nations global education level is in decline. It is a problem and one that the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is trying to fix. He believes it is a "picture of educational stagnation".
Jon Davis's comment, March 13, 2014 1:16 PM
The government will try to combat this problem by investing in early education. They will also attempt to make a college education cheaper. Better teachers will also improve the problem.
Jon Davis's comment, March 13, 2014 1:19 PM
Students in our country often test poorly in these types of test. Large areas of poverty is a major factor that causes poor education. Our country has struggled with that problem for a long time.
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Teacher: What it feels like to be evaluated on test scores of students I don’t have

Teacher: What it feels like to be evaluated on test scores of students  I don’t have | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
This teacher offers a better way to evaluate her work.
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Jon Davis's comment, April 2, 2014 10:27 PM
Yet another example of problems with the new policies put in place through the country trying to improve the system. This particular is occurring in Florida with their version of evaluating called Valued Added Measure (VAM) test.
Jon Davis's comment, April 2, 2014 10:29 PM
The evaluation is very poorly done. The tests are only given in math and English which doesn't cover the other departments. This is a problem because the state still requires those teachers to have a score so they just give them one.
Jon Davis's comment, April 2, 2014 10:32 PM
The state uses a complex equation to find a teachers VAM score.This seems to be more effort than is needed to evaluate teachers.
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Grading teachers on test scores: Column

Grading teachers on test scores: Column | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
For teachers, standardized tests scores can vary from year to year and class to class.
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Jon Davis's comment, March 27, 2014 8:14 AM
Under President Obama's Race to the Top grant teachers are evaluated on the test scores of their students. This isn't an accurate way to tell how well an instructor teaches. This is due to the fact that students grades vary so much for all different reasons.
Jon Davis's comment, April 2, 2014 1:12 PM
This system of assessing teachers is problematic. For some they must move some students to less difficult classes were they won't be challenged as much.
Jon Davis's comment, April 2, 2014 1:16 PM
Teachers are being blamed for the declining test scores in our country but in reality it isn't their fault completely. There are aspects of all sorts that have an impact on students learning ability.
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National dropout, graduation rates improve, study shows

National dropout, graduation rates improve, study shows | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
CINCINNATI — A national report released Tuesday has good news about the nation's high schools.
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Jon Davis's comment, March 14, 2014 9:14 AM
Our country has suffered from a long stretch of high schools drop outs. It has taken a toll and is part of the reason the unemployment rate is high. It is a serious problem.
Jon Davis's comment, March 14, 2014 9:17 AM
Although the drop out rate was pretty bad recently it has shown improvement. We have had some of the highest graduation rates since the 1970's.
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In ranking, U.S. students trail global leaders - USATODAY.com

In ranking, U.S. students trail global leaders - USATODAY.com | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
United States students are continuing to trail behind their peers in a pack of higher performing nations, according to results from a key international assessment.
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Jon Davis's comment, March 6, 2014 8:01 AM
The United States is hitting a rough spot in their placement in education in the world. They are about average in most categories. They used to be higher in the rankings
Jon Davis's comment, March 6, 2014 1:28 PM
The government has been pushing for economic reform. They are not happy with the fall in the United States rank.
Jon Davis's comment, March 13, 2014 1:07 PM
The fall in education is becoming more and more problematic. It is hard to pin point the problem but it is there. The United Stats spends a lot of money on education but they perform at the same level as schools with have the money invested.