Today’s version of ‘Kentucky Behind and Looking Forward to Staying that Way’: Refusing to hold teachers accountable
Look on the list of nearly half of states that now use student test scores to evaluate teachers, and you will not find Kentucky.
But you will find:
* Four of Kentucky’s seven neighboring states among the 17 states and Washington, D.C. that use test scores as a meaningful factor in evaluating teachers.
* Dennis Van Roekel, chief boss of the USA’s largest teachers’ union, talking about why it can’t be done. Van Roekel argues that “value-added measures are too unreliable to serve as the chief factor in evaluating teachers,” according to Yahoo News.
But don’t bother telling Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee that. They’re already doing it.