There is a study out there that challenged the use of testing scores to see the effectiveness of a teacher. Who and where a person teaches will play a key role in what happens. Teachers are judged on how their students grow, and it can be quite hard to see how it impacts the current metrics. For example., the value-added scores of teachers who went to districts with kids learning English, dropped a lot.

Teachers And Test Scores

Dara Shifrer’s past experience as a middle school math teacher and her research now as a college professor on educational inequality led her to delve into the use of test scores to assess teacher effectiveness.

Key Takeaways:

The results found that there was a difference between rich and poor income schools.
There is a built-in inequality when it comes to education.
It is important to make sure all kids have the resources to learn.

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