During the height of debate on value-added modeling and using test scores to evaluate teacher performance, I was a champion for the tried and true teacher observation. Objective measures of teacher performance are elusive because of all the variables outside of our control. This is the same reason why physicians, for instance, would refuse evaluation […]

Here’s some specifics: My final appraisal for the 2011-2012 school year: Evaluation summary scores: Lesson Study: 100/100 points x .20 (20%) = 20 points Principal Appraisal: 88/100 points x .40 (40%) = 35.2 points VAM Data: 10/100 x .40 (40%) = 4 points Total points = 59.2 (Unsatisfactory) The VAM data comes from Alachua Elementary […]