Value-Added Teacher Evaluations and the Race to the Top

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So-called "value-added analysis" is being used all over the country as a measurement of public school-teacher performance.  It is strongly promoted by President Obama's Race to the Top in education.  LA Unified has not used it, but the Los Angeles Times has created a firestorm after obtaining seven years worth of student test scores in Math and English.  The paper applied "value-added analysis," ranked 6000 elementary teachers from best to worst and then it published its findings on line.
 

Credits

Guests:
Jason Felch - Los Angeles Times - @jasonfelch, Timothy Webb - Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Education, Richard "Dick" Iannuzzi - President, New York State United Teachers, Edward Haertel - Professor of Education, Stanford Universityi

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner