Educators: Evaluate teachers on student progress, not scores

09/11/2009 | Record Searchlight (Redding, Calif.)

A teacher who is also a union leader says that tying teacher evaluations to student test scores is unfair, even as the move is required to receive money from a large pot of federal stimulus funds. Steve Piffero says that teaching and learning takes place year-round and that teachers should not be evaluated based on a single test. A former administrator says a better option is to judge teachers on student progress over time.

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