“There’s a real contrast between how our students are performing and how their teachers and principals are evaluated,” Tisch said in a statement. “The ratings from districts aren’t differentiating performance. We look forward to working with the Governor, Legislature, NYSUT, and other education stakeholders to strengthen the evaluation law in the coming legislative session.”
The education department report includes recommendations for how to improve the system. For example, if more than 75 percent of teachers or principals are rated “highly effective” or fewer than 5 percent are rated “ineffective” on the component of the evaluation system that is based on observations, the lead evaluators in that district should be retrained and an independent audit might be appropriate, the department recommended. [PRO] http://bit.ly/1sByLgW
If they will "strengthen" evaluations next year by ensuring that school leaders rate at least 5% of teachers in every district "ineffective," that translates to ensuring that school administrators rate at least 5% of teachers "ineffective" in every building.
In short, they've come up with an arbitrary number - 5% - and are saying this is the benchmark we want to see for "ineffective" ratings handed out.
Just as NYSED and the Regents rigged the Common Core tests for 70% failing, they're now going to rig the APPR teacher evaluation system so that at least 5% of teachers are deemed "ineffective" every year and slated for firing.
Teacher Survivor: Cuomo & Tisch Edition - coming soon to a school near you.
Can you survive the next round?