8/23/2010

Efforts to evaluate teachers based on students' standardized test scores may be flawed and in need of refinement, according to this Wall Street Journal analysis. One study of scores-based evaluations in Florida showed that fewer than 40% of teachers who received high ratings one year remained on top the following year. But some say an improved statistics-based evaluation system would be preferable to the system of using subjective observations by administrators to rate teachers.

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