I ran across an interesting column in the WSJ the other day entitled "Teachers Are Put to the Test." The article revolves on developments in the growing movement to evaluate teachers based, in large part, on the results of their students' performance in standardized tests.
“The metric created by the Value-Added Research Center, a non-profit housed at the University of Wisconsin's education department, is a new kind of report card that attempts to gauge how much of students' growth on tests is attributable to the teacher … The teacher's overall effectiveness with every student in the classroom is boiled down to one number to rate them from least effective to most effective.”
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