Data Supports Harsher Teacher Evaluation Processes

LAYING ON THE HARSH CRITIQUE: Teacher evaluation results from Louisiana show that students did better where subjective teacher observation scores were harsher, suggesting a “link between the rigor of classroom observations and student progress in challenging situations.” WSJ also has a roundup of new teacher evaluation and other reform initiatives around the US. Specific mentions are paid to North Carolina and Texas, where teachers and parents are protesting the use of tax dollars as independent school tuition and intensive standardized testing.  

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