New York City Teacher Ratings: Teacher Data Reports Publicly Released Amid Controversy
The New York City Department of Education released today a list of individual ratings of thousands of the city's schoolteachers, a move that concludes a lengthy legal battle waged by the local teachers' union and media.
The Teacher Data Reports rate more than 12,000 teachers who taught fourth through eighth grade English or math between 2007 and 2010 based on value-added analysis. Value-added analysis calculates a teacher's effectiveness in improving student performance on standardized tests -- based on past test scores. The forecasted figure is compared to the student's actual scores, and the difference is considered the "value added," or subtracted, by the teachers.
LP - There should also be a listening of the politician and what the grades are like in their districts. Then for Bloomberg how New York compares against other cities. Why do the politicians get free rides?