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.




Warren Olney