In order to out this system into effect, the state will have to add tests in every grade at every level.
There is no word on just how the test score system will work.
Will it be value-added?
What will the margin of error in the system be?
Currently the margin of error for the city's value-added system is 12%-35%.
Doesn't seem fair to hold teachers accountable and evaluate them using that kind of system with that kind of MOE.
Now teachers all over the state will be evaluated using some system like that.
And Cuomo wants to make sure that if you don't receive a positive rating on that system, you are fired in two years.
Gee, this is really going to improve the state of public education in NY State.
More high stakes tests, more fear, more "accountability" using systems that have margins of error so large they are close to Mayor Bloomberg's approval rating in NYC.
And what does the UFT have to say about all of this?
Teachers union President Michael Mulgrew, who has been a critic of the city's reliance on state tests for judging schools and teachers, did not take issue with the governor.
"We look forward to discussing the governor's recommendations with the regents," he said in a statement.
The UFT has NOTHING to say about this - because they already agreed to this garbage in the RttT battle, they need Cuomo in the LIFO battle and they have locked themselves into a corner by agreeing that high stakes testing is just fine for evaluating teachers in principle.
Another UFT sell-out or another UFT defeat.
Either way, it's a mess and make no mistake, when this system is put into place, the level of education in the state will decrease dramatically EVERYWHERE.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that that the evaluations will be published in the newspapers and on NY1 too.
That ought to do wonders for teacher recruitment.
Come work a job where you will be subject to a teacher evaluation system that has a 12%-35% MOE and will humiliate you publicly if you don't game that system correctly.