Districts vary on use of student data to evaluate teachers

12/8/2010 | WNYC-AM/FM (New York Public Radio)

New York City is among the large school districts using student test scores to evaluate teachers. The Los Angeles Times developed its own controversial teacher-rating system using value-added data, making Los Angeles the first city to have educators' rankings made public. Tennessee school administrators have been using value-added data to evaluate teachers since 1993, but the data on individual teachers are not made publicly available. In Houston and Denver, such data are used as a factor in teacher bonuses.

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