Click on the clip above to listen to an audio excerpt from the Education Writers Association National Seminar panel on teacher evaluation May 3, 2013.
Panel: K-12–Teacher Evaluation: Seeking Common Ground
But what are the best ways to draw an accurate picture of a teacher’s performance?
Moderator: Dale Mezzacappa, Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Graduate School of Education
David Steele, Hillsborough County School District, Fla.
Ray Salazar, The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher
The audio segment begins with the statement by me and then includes some of the Q&A session. Some of the topics that are discussed include:
- Value added measures: tests that are used to measure student growth or progress
- The Danielson Framework for teacher evaluation: Thumbs up? Thumbs down?
- Peer Reviews
- Student Learning Objectives [or performance assessments] as alternatives to value added measures.
- The roles of and risks with value added measures
Join the conversation after listening to the audio clip. You don’t have to be a teacher to post a comment:
- What’s best for students and manageable for teachers?
- Should students’ evaluations of teachers be taken into account?
- What’s your response to my students’ definitions of good and bad teachers?
- I argue that good teachers help students heal and transcend their circumstances through academic work and social-emotional support. Do you agree or disagree?
- How would you have responded to the education reporters’ questions?
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