For those who still can’t understand why relying on standardized test data is a wildly inaccurate way to measure not only students’ learning, but also a teacher’s effectiveness, here’s a case study.

The teacher identified in the NYC release of teacher performance data as the worst in the city is not only misrepresented; she is being punished for choosing to do what is actually excellent work with some of the most challenging students–you know the ones we keep saying we don’t want to leave behind.

Read it, and get motivated to DO something to stop this perverse madness.

(Hat tip to @TeacherSabrina for sharing the story).

Share this post: