Today we’re taking a look at the concept of evaluating teachers through the use of test scores, which is a new flashpoint from New York City. A judge has just allowed the New York City Schools to publish the test score averages of every teacher in the district. In education policy this is sometimes referred to “value-added measurements,” but is this good policy?
- Former Teach for America teacher, Gary Rubenstein, evaluates whether “value-added measurements” are really all they’re cracked up to be.
- Part II of Gary Rubenstein’s series on examining value-added measurements is here.