Here Come The 2010 State Test Scores

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The 2010 CPS ISAT test scores are being released this morning at 9:00 am by Huberman and Mayor Daley.  Probably not down to the individual school level.  Those will come later.  Big guess what the results are. 

Mayor, Huberman
to Announce New CPS ISAT Scores
 
 

    WHO:
     Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley

                Chicago
    Public Schools Chief Executive
    Officer Ron Huberman

                Elected
    Officials

                Chicago
    Public Schools Officials
      
     

        WHAT: Press
        conference on preliminary Illinois Standards Achievement Test results
         

    WHEN: Wednesday, June
    23, 2010, at 9 a.m
     

    WHERE:  Jonathon
    Burr School

                1621 W.
    Wabansia Ave.

Mayor Daley and CPS CEO
Huberman
will discuss preliminary 2010 Chicago Public Schools ISAT scores.
 

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  • two percentage points up from last year, says the sun times --
    and some cockamamie plan to identify high performing teachers

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2425084,chicago-school-test-scores-up-062310.article

  • In reply to AlexanderRusso:

    wbez update on isat scores -- 65 percent at level on reading
    http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=42787

  • layoffs by performance, not tenure? that's what huberman wants

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/06/cps-chief-wants-to-lay-off-worst-teachers-first.html

  • There are some principals out there that think teachers are the enemy and rate them as such, unfairly.
    It's not selfish, it's being fair. Wouldn't you want to be told upfront that keeping your job depends on your rating or would you rather be told after the fact as they give you the pink slip? And I know some businesses are that underhanded.
    How many police or firemen are fired because of a poor rating?

  • Yikes! Just checked out the Trib's "Breaking News" story about CPS going after tenured teachers (see link above by Alex at 12:49)and there is some serious hatin' going on for older teachers in the "comments" section. I don't think you want to go there because we older hands have some stories about the young-uns that ain't pretty. However, my age gives me the wisdom not to go after colleagues, no matter how poorly they teach -- that's what administrators are for. (Remind me not to retire in Chicago if that is the kind of respect I can expect!)

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    "As you are, I was -- as I am, you will be."

    (Sorry, I'm too old to remember who said it.

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    Dear Kay

    Look on the bright side. Now since you are no longer a coach you can
    return to the classroom and show all those bad teachers how
    It is done. I suggest you try for a Southside High School. How about Gage Park
    Or even Bogan. If you are real lucky maybe you can get a program with 5
    Inclusion classes, sorry the IB and AP classes are reserved for the NFG

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    I dislike the fact that we are constantly caught in the argument of young vs. veteran teachers. CPS needs both to succeed. Certainly no one needs a school system full of either young newbie teachers nor older veteran teachers with just a few years to retire. I agree that poor teachers are a drag on their schools, but there is also too much room for age/pay discrimination in just looking at veteran teachers. And you cannot just look at test scores to judge a teacher, because we don't all start out equally. What should be looked at more is "growth" - did the students' make progress under that teacher? If not, all of us who work in inner city schools are at a disadvantage and can never catch up to our peers in more affluent schools. And one more thing - we are not compensated in any way for working in inner city schools, with more difficult students and more troubled families. All we get is blamed for factors that are beyond our control. I don't regret working in an inner city school , but I envy my peers that don't have to put up with all the blame and negativity that we get .

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    From my experience, the ratings don't have anything to do with teaching anyway, and teaching certainly doesn't have anything to do with getting a job.

    It's just a question of whether or not you are a TFA or buddy with the principal and the like.

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    Dear Kay 2

    I was being cynical In fact don

  • Yes, our children deserve the best teaching they can have. Unfortunately, they won't benefit if they're not actually present (absenteeism is a big problem in poorer schools). They won't benefit if they can't behave well enough to stay in the school room instead of being suspended (disciplinary measures are more likely in poorer schools). They will benefit less if they are dealing with incarcerated parents, are homeless, or are foster children.

    I absolutely agree that some schools do OK even with a tough population--but that is overwhelmingly at the elementary level. I can't think of one neighborhood high school with a 90%+ rate of poverty that is doing well or even adequately.

  • I agree with some of what you say, however, I have also seen principals lower ratings of teachers who taught well but were union delegates.

  • did city hall schedule the ISAT press event at the same time as the board meeting on purpose? substance says so.

    http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=1498§ion=Article

  • Makes you wonder where the PSAE scores are. Normally in by now.

  • In reply to chitownteacher:

    Weren't the scores for elementary schools already released? If I recall there was a small gain. Last year CPS virtually ignored the high school results because they weren't to their liking. Maybe they are burying the info again this year.

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