ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo on Thursday said he’s willing to adjust, not delay, the implementation of teacher evaluation systems throughout the state.
After the budget was enacted in late March, Cuomo said he believed there should be a delay in tying the results of the controversial Common Core education testing to teacher evaluation.
He said Thursday on public radio’s “The Capitol Pressroom” that he’s not in favor of a moratorium on evaluations.
“We can be in favor of an adjustment for a possibility that the (Common Core) test scores are not correct,” he said.
He said there are ongoing discussions to see if there is a way to decouple test scores and teacher evaluations.
Test scores can count toward as much as 20% of a teacher’s overall rating. “If we’re talking about 20%, why do we have to throw out the other 80?” Cuomo asked.
Because you developed the other 80% to go with the 20% in a forumla that supposedly spits out what a teacher's performance rating is.
Screw with part of the formula and isn't the whole rating system screwed?
Oh, well - these are just teachers we're talking about.
They're all going to be fired in a few years after tenure laws are declared unconstitutional here in New York anyway.
So who cares if the evaluation system is fair, just or effective?