David Knuffke Is an Educator Based on Long Island.

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What a horror show.  This is what will destroy us.   Anyone who ever talks about “value-added” models in eduction is not a friend of education. justthatgirlpam: This is a convenient formula for measuring the effectiveness of a teacher.  Click the photo to read about what happened to Stacey Isaacson: Definitely one of a kind,” said Isabelle St. Clair, now a sophomore at Bard, another selective high school. “I’ve had lots of good teachers, but she stood out — I learned so much from her.” You would think the Department of Education would want to replicate Ms. Isaacson — who has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia — and sprinkle Ms. Isaacsons all over town. Instead, the department’s accountability experts have developed a complex formula to calculate how much academic progress a teacher’s students make in a year — the teacher’s value-added score — and that formula indicates that Ms. Isaacson is one of the city’s worst teachers. Sometimes numbers lie. Go figure.

What a horror show.  This is what will destroy us.  

Anyone who ever talks about “value-added” models in eduction is not a friend of education.

justthatgirlpam:

This is a convenient formula for measuring the effectiveness of a teacher. 

Click the photo to read about what happened to Stacey Isaacson:

Definitely one of a kind,” said Isabelle St. Clair, now a sophomore at Bard, another selective high school. “I’ve had lots of good teachers, but she stood out — I learned so much from her.”

You would think the Department of Education would want to replicate Ms. Isaacson — who has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia — and sprinkle Ms. Isaacsons all over town.

Instead, the department’s accountability experts have developed a complex formula to calculate how much academic progress a teacher’s students make in a year — the teacher’s value-added score — and that formula indicates that Ms. Isaacson is one of the city’s worst teachers.

Sometimes numbers lie. Go figure.

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