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• "Does data source X provide useful information?" and<br>• "Should data source X be used for purpose Y?"<p>Those are two very different questions. Unfortunately, conflation of these questions by education researchers, writers and advocates far too frequently results in bad policy recommendations.<p>This problem …Teaching
When I was the general counsel of the Los Angeles Unified School District, it was extraordinarily difficult to dismiss underperforming teachers who had tenure. One major problem was that we lacked objective measures of teacher effectiveness. So when the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act brought the …
Here is a report on what happened this week in a New York court where a judge is hearing the case brought by Sheri G. Lederman, a fourth-grade teacher in the Great Neck public school district, against state education officials over their controversial method of evaluating her — and, by extension, …Education