Opinion: Pay should not be determined by student scores

08/11/2009 | Teacher Magazine (free registration)

National Board Certified Teacher Anthony Cody contends that linking teacher pay to student performance on state tests is unfair and could ultimately harm student learning. In a blog post, Cody writes that teachers who are pressured to increase student scores could lobby to work only with the most-gifted students, unfairly penalizing those working with underperforming students. He adds that an increased focus on testing could lead more teachers to teach to the test.

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