Thursday, March 17, 2011

Measuring IMPACT.

I am so glad Stephanie McCrummen of the Washington Post was able to give an up-close-and-personal look at an evaluation conference under D.C.’s IMPACT teacher evaluation system. It is just one meeting, for just one teacher, but it is illustrative of some of the allure of and opposition to that system: that the evaluator considers how a teacher challenges and connects with students, that he knocks a teacher’s score down for deflating a lesson on the fly for students who need to review basic skills.

Policy meets practice: my favorite kind of journalism.

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