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Student achievement and teacher evaluations: The math doesn’t add up?

Student achievement and teacher evaluations: The math doesn’t add up?

Many states are applying for NCLB waivers. But they are adopting teacher evaluation criteria that are statistically, professionally, and morally inappropriate. As Education Week notes: Federal officials say they have generally approved systems in which student growth counts for between 20 percent and 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation. But also acceptable is a “trigger”...