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One Reply to “LA Story – Teacher Evaluations and NewTLA?”
I have worked with Dr. Deasy on this issue and think he is on the right track. When he refers to test scores he does not just mean the standardized tests. These can be tests that teachers create to give pre-teaching the unit and then to give it post. He wants to make sure we see progress in all students. With this in mind I can support this initiative because as teachers we should all be striving for improvement but realize if I have a student reading 3 years below grade level I can hope I can move that child 1 level but he/she may or may not ace a test that is on grade level. Teacher evaluation needs to be a tool we use to help each other become better at what we do. I am happy to see that part of Mike’s policy team’s policy is found in this new agreement. Thank you Dr. Deasy