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FairTest's comment on the U.S. Education Department's Proposed Priorities for the Teacher Incentive Fund.

FairTest submitted a comment in response to the U.S. Education Department's Proposed Priorities for the Teacher Incentive Fund. Find it here.

Testimony of FairTest's Robert Schaeffer on Teacher Testing

TESTIMONY OF ROBERT A. SCHAEFFER
NATIONAL CENTER FOR FAIR & OPEN TESTING (FAIRTEST)
IN FAVOR OF REP. JOHN STASIK'S SUBSTITUTE FOR H. 1159
BEFORE THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
JUNE 15, 1999

What Should Congress Do About Teacher Evaluation?

The Forum on Educational Accountability has published a public letter: What Should Congress Do About Teacher Evaluation? A Public Letter from the Forum on Educational Accountability.(PDF)

Monty Neill's second written testimony to Mass Bd of Ed on teacher evaluation

Monty Neill's second written testimony to Mass Bd of Ed on teacher evaluation

Flawed Massachusetts Teacher Evaluation Proposal Risks Further Damage to Teaching and Learning

Flawed Massachusetts Teacher Evaluation Proposal Risks Further Damage to Teaching and Learning By the Massachusetts Working Group on Teacher Evaluation of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing

Full Report

2 Page Executive Summary

 

Spoken Testimony To The Mass BOE Against Using Student Scores to Judge Teachers


FairTest and allies testified to Mass Board of Education against
proposed educator evaluation proposals; their spoken comments are here.

Student Test Scores: An Inaccurate Way to Judge Teachers

Testimony to Mass Board of Education against using student scores to judge teachers.

Paying Teachers for Student Test Scores Damages Schools and Undermines Learning

NOTE: for a PDF formatted version of this fact sheet click here)

Independent researchers have found that evaluating and paying teachers for test scores is either damaging or irrelevant to improved learning.*  Unfortunately, even evidence of harm does not seem to affect the growing popularity of such schemes. Policymakers, including U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, should stop promoting this failed approach.

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