It'd be REALLY interesting if teachers all over could be encouraged to send in descriptions of the bizarre, contorted ways districts have been forced to throw together exams to evaluate teachers who have no actual state tests. NYSUT could do this or......?? Then maybe the whole list could be published, without mentioning specific districts. The whole thing has been so rushed and half-assed. It's shameful.
Unfortunately the union leaders at NYSUT have already signaled that they won't be taking Cuomo and Tisch on over the evaluation system, so we're going to have to develop the list and try and get it out to the public on our own.
Let's start the effort in the comments section of this post.
What are some of the bizarre, convoluted ways teachers who teach non-test subjects are being evaluated over the state?
And, if Cuomo and Tisch get the "reforms" to the evaluation system that they want (40% of the evaluation based on stat tests) coupled with the law they already have (if a teacher comes up "ineffective" on the test components, he/she has to be declared "ineffective" overall), just how many teachers are going to be deemed "ineffective" based on test scores for tests in subjects they don't teach?