From Monty Neill:
Bill Schechter here in MA, noting Obama's talk on testing and that the MA board of elementary and secondary education will soon be debating use of student test scores to evaluate teachers, wondered if the schools that Obama (Sidwell Friends) and Duncan (Arlington,VA public schools) send their children to evaluate their teachers based on student test scores.
The responses, which Bill said I could share, are:
"We do not tie teacher evaluations to scores in the Arlington public school system." (Arlington school district teacher, March 31, 2011)
"We don't tie teacher pay to test scores because we don't believe them to be a reliable indicator of teacher effectiveness." (Sidwell Friends faculty member, April 1, 2011)