Should Australia use student tests to evaluate teachers?

06/13/2011 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Students' scores on national exams should not be used to gauge the effectiveness of Australia's teachers, says Joanne Orlando, a lecturer in education at the University of Western Sydney. Instead, she writes in this column, teachers, students and schools officials -- who are best able to recognize quality teaching -- should help guide the way in which teachers are assessed.

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