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Remainders: Parents, teachers, Michiganders respond to TDRs

  • A math teacher argues that the UFT’s Teacher Data Report ad had a bad choice of graphic. (JD2718)
  • A parent describes the roller coaster of learning her child’s top-flight teachers scored low. (New Yorker)
  • A Michigan teacher looks at New York and sees value-added troubles ahead at home. (1:1 Classroom)
  • A critic of value-added metrics hopes the city release is a turning point for the model. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • Reflecting on his value-added score, a teacher remembers he is in the classroom to stay. (Jose Vilson)
  • Teachers and commentators from around the country weigh in on the city’s data release. (Atlantic)
  • Analysis shows that incorporating error margins would change many teachers’ ratings. (Shanker Blog)
  • Kevin Carey: Any teacher evaluation that offers useful results will have a margin of error. (Quick and Ed)
  • An economist says using the same tests to evaluate teachers and students is unsound. (U of C Mag)
  • D.C.’s IMPACT system had little correlation between value-added and principal scores. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • A principal boils down his opposition to releasing teacher ratings to a single argument. (Practical Theory)
  • On an academic teacher effectiveness talk that was overshadowed by the data dump. (Ed in the Apple)
  • Researchers have found that mothers speak less frequently to daughters about math. (Motherlode)
  • Some elected officials are opposing the city’s plan to “turn around” Flushing High School. (Capital NY)
  • Unpacking the standards that precede new tests that precede new evaluations. (Ed News Colorado)
  • Will Johnson: My students like “Of Mice and Men” because they like the hard truth. (GS Community)
  • The fourth part in a series in which Arne Duncan and an alien talk school reform. (Mr. Foteah)
  • A New York legislator wants the new federal education law to require science testing. (Politics K-12)
  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan aced a performance assessment during the NBA’s celebrity game. (Mediabistro)