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Standardized Testing (INACTIVE)

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  • When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count

    When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count
    John H. Liechty Middle School opened in 2007 in Los Angeles' impoverished Westlake neighborhood with a seasoned principal, dozens of energetic young teachers and a mission to "reinvent education" in the nation's second-largest school district. The...
  • New York City schools to release 'value-added' teacher scores following Times analysis of L.A. Unified data

     
    The New York City school system announced Wednesday that its plans to release "value-added" scores for more than 12,000 teachers, a significant development in the national debate over teacher evaluations that the city's teachers union has vowed to fight....
  • School board ends evaluation silence

    School board ends evaluation silence
    Los Angeles school board members made their first public statements Tuesday about evaluating teachers partially by analyzing student test scores, with most saying that the current system needs to be reworked and some adding that parents deserve more...
  • No gold stars for excellent L.A. teaching

    No gold stars for excellent L.A. teaching
    It's a Wednesday morning, and Zenaida Tan is warming her students up with a little exercise in "Monster Math." That's Tan's name for math problems with monstrously big numbers. While most third-graders are learning to multiply two digits by two digits,...
  • U.S. schools chief endorses release of teacher data

    U.S. schools chief endorses release of teacher data
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday that parents have a right to know if their children's teachers are effective, endorsing the public release of information about how well individual teachers fare at raising their students' test scores....
  • Teachers union agrees to reopen talks on evaluations

    The head of the Los Angeles teachers union said Saturday that he has accepted city school district officials' proposal to reopen negotiations over teacher evaluations but stopped short of saying whether a method tying teacher reviews to their students'...
  • New York to release teachers' ratings

    The New York City school system announced Wednesday that it will release ratings for nearly 12,000 teachers based on student test scores, potentially giving the public an unprecedented window into the effectiveness of instructors at the nation's largest...
  • How to fix a system that one teacher calls 'a joke'

    Steve Franklin, a middle school teacher in L.A. Unified, had some issues with The Times series on teacher evaluations, so he fired off a letter to the editor. It read, in part: "When somebody can prove that high test scores produce good citizens,...
  • Teachers respond

    Teachers respond
    On Sunday, The Times made public a database of "value-added" ratings for about 6,000 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers. Rankings from "least effective" to "most effective" were assigned to teachers based on an analysis of whether they...
  • Parents have the right to know

    SACRAMENTO -- Grading teachers based on how much their students learn should be a no-brainer. In fact, state law for more than three decades has required that pupil progress be one of the factors in evaluating teachers. But, as it turns out, when...
  • D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.

    D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.
    WASHINGTON -- Roxanne Brummell has thrived in what many consider the toughest new testing ground for teachers in the nation. The fifth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., earned a "highly effective" rating under the district's controversial system that...