We knew teachers at a phasing out school would be at a huge disadvantage in terms of the ratings in Advance and informed you of our concerns when you visited Jamaica last May. As we move ahead, our issues need to be addressed as almost all of the teachers from Jamaica's final year have received adverse ratings. The ratings make no sense.
How is it possible for one Jamaica HS teacher to have 73 points and still get rated ineffective (0- 64 points is ineffective according to Advance) when other teachers who had fewer points still received developing ratings? Two teachers who had that exact same 73 points as the teacher rated ineffective and were ineffective in both the state and local portion of the rating still received overall developing ratings. Something does not add up right.
Let's start to document circumstances like this so we can build a case against the ADVANCE APPR teacher evaluation system.
It's unconscionable that this "objective" system would rate one teacher "ineffective" when he/she hits 73 total points while giving two others with the same 73 points "developing" ratings (even though both the state and local components were "ineffective," and per Governor Cuomo's instructions, that means these are automatically "ineffective" teachers overall.)
If you've got a story about the mess that is ADVANCE APPR, or you know other teachers at your school who do, put them in the comments section.