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Document Number: 8769

Problems with the Use of Student Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers - American public schools generally do a poor job of systematically developing and evaluating teachers. While there are good reasons for concern about the current system of teacher evaluation, there are also good reasons to be concerned about claims that measuring teachers' effectiveness largely by student test scores will lead to improved student achievement. Any sound evaluation will necessarily involve a balancing of many factors that provide a more accurate view of what teachers in fact do in the classroom and how that contributes to student learning. (Economic Policy Institute, August 2010)...


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