Tech companies tout benefits of technology in teacher hiring

12/20/2013 | Education Week

The companies TeacherMatch and Hanover Research are pushing for the use of algorithm-driven teacher-selection tools designed to use predictive analytics to hire better teachers. The companies claim the technology can help schools predict the impact that teacher candidates will have on students' test scores and help them make hiring decisions. While some say the method may be useful, they say it is best when used as one factor in the decision-making process.

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