"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Michelle Rhee's Teacher Evaluation System Deemed "Idiotic"

From Aaron Pallas, posting at Valerie Strauss's blog at WaPo:
. . . .There’s no polite way to say this: The procedures described in the DCPS IMPACT Guidebook for producing a value-added score are idiotic. These procedures warrant this harsh characterization because they make a preposterous assumption based on a misunderstanding of the properties of the DC Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS).  . . . .
Do read on.

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