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The State Board of Regents meets all day today, and is expected to
release a draft of the new teacher performance evaluations, Education
Department Building, 89 Washington Ave., Albany.
Prediction:Year-to year growth model (VAM)Test scores @ 40% of evaluationAll K - 8 teachers tied to state (Common Core) tests in ELA and/or math and/or science.All 9 -12 teachers tied to a Regents examNO local examsNO pre-testsOutside observer optionalMarzano? Danielson? Other?Probably "other"
Its going to be awful. A shitshow. Obviously. All we can do is make em own it.
You'll see attempts to "reduce" testing to quiet parents. You'll see a commitment to strongly anti-teacher evaluation basics, such as rating via test scores and a difficulty in reaching a high level and an ease at being scored poorly. You'll see what will basically be the spirit of Cuomo's and Tisch's wet-dreams...with some things fudged with in order to shut parents up. But the end result will be the same...a strongly anti-teacher document. One thing I don't want to see is anyone being "shocked." You have to be a wild irrational optimist (like the ones who think unicorns exist) to believe that the actual drafting and implementation of this LAW would somehow take some of the edge off. The edge was and is the whole point to these folks....in spite of all the calls for changing what is not a LAW...in spite of alot of people thinking Cuomo is politically damaged...in spite of alot of people thinking Tisch is on her way out....they remain in POWER and will exact their visions. Really. No statement of shock later, when the reveal happens...please. NYSUT will do enough of that.
sc..."what is now a LAW" rather than "what is not a LAW"