Why more districts do not publicize teacher rankings

04/5/2012 | CaliforniaWatch.org

While the release of teachers' ratings have made headlines in recent years, few districts nationwide have opted to make such data public -- perhaps, in part, because of the controversy that has followed it elsewhere, suggests David Plank, executive director of Policy Analysis for California Education. While supporters say the public release helps hold teachers accountable, others question whether value-added measures are accurate. "At this point, we have no measures that give us a reliable measure of teaching," Plank said.

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