Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Dark Day Indeed

See here.

The firings commence next year.

So what if the teacher who started the year at the top of the value-added rankings saw her students test scores drop 5/100 of a percentage point, finished the year at the bottom 6th percentile of all teachers and is slated to be fired for being a "bad teacher"?

This is science, after all.

Carefully devised metrics meant to improve educational outcomes for students by pointing out the bad teachers and allowing the state to eliminate them from the workforce.

Uh, huh.

Tell that to the teacher ranked bottom 6th percentile because her students' test scores dropped 5/100 of a percentage point.

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