a forum on testing, teacher evaluations and our schools
Murry Bergtraum High School Auditorium
411 Pearl Street, Manhattan
(Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station 4,5,6 -Fulton Street Station 2,3 – Chambers Street Station J)
Come to a Meeting to Discuss:
L.I. Principal, one of the co-authors of the principals’ letter against evaluating teachers by student test scores, which has been signed by nearly 1,400 New York principals.
parent activist and Exec. Director of Class Size Matters
Math teacher at Stuyvesant High School and critical analyst of the Teacher Data Reports
E.S.L. teacher and chapter leader at Francis Lewis High School in Queens
On February 16th an agreement was reached on a new teacher evaluation system.
A teacher’s rating with be based upon:
- 40% student learning (state and local test results)
- 60% teacher performance (administration evaluation)
- The NYC DOE and UFT must still negotiate a local assessment piece (half of the “student learning” component) with the state education department giving final approval.
http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/2012/02/testing-expert-points-out-severe-flaws.html (NYC Parent Blog) This article also contains links to many other articles detailing the problems with the new teacher evaluation system
Leo Casey “Sets the Record Straight” on the New Teacher Evaluations (Assailed Teacher blog)
Sponsored by: Grassroots Education Movement and The Change the Stakes Campaign, Class Size Matters, and Parents Across America
Blog : http://gemnyc.org/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the negative effects of high stakes tests or opting your child out of high stakes testing, please visit: http://changethestakes.org