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Data King Nate Silver Isn't Sold on Evaluating Teachers With Test Scores

Data King Nate Silver Isn't Sold on Evaluating Teachers With Test Scores | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Data King Nate Silver Isn't Sold on Evaluating Teachers With Test Scores

 

Over the past few years one of the most controversial topics in education reform has been measuring teacher effectiveness with standardized tests. Well, on Tuesday, the Jon Stewart-dubbed "Lord and God of the Algorithm," Nate Silver, participated in a Reddit AMAand the top question tackled the issue head-on.

 

Indeed, user GrEvTh asked Silver, "What are your thoughts on data-driven metrics for teacher evaluation? Do you think a system that accurately reflects teacher value could ever be created, or will it always be plagued by perverse incentives (teaching to the test, neglecting certain types of students, etc)?"

 

Silver's response indicates that he's not a fan of the practice...

Clive Hilton's insight:

In the words of the man himself, "There are certainly cases where applying objective measures badly is worse than not applying them at all, and education may well be one of those."

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A Review of Paradigms for Evaluating the Quality of Online Education Programs

A Review of Paradigms for Evaluating the Quality of Online Education Programs | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

This paper explores and compares 13 recommendations and paradigms found in the literature for identifying and evaluating the quality of online education programs in higher education.


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