It looks like Connecticut Education Association (CEA) isn’t the only one making an about-face on accountability. A few days ago, the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) announced in a Connecticut Viewpoints op-ed that they want to “radically overhaul” the state’s testing system – a system CAPSS was directly involved in developing. CAPSS Executive… Continue reading CAPSS Suddenly Decides They Are Against Accountability
On Tuesday the Bridgeport Board of Education’s Personnel Committee unanimously voted to recommend the approval of a revamped, more streamlined teacher evaluation system. The evaluation system unveiled on Tuesday by the district’s Teacher Evaluation Committee isn’t actually “new,” as Bridgeport was among the ten districts to pilot the state’s teacher evaluation system back in 2012.… Continue reading Bridgeport’s Teacher Evaluation System Revamp
Wendy Lecker, lawyer and sometimes columnist for Hearst Media Group went on yet another anti-Malloy tirade. This time she argues against the proposed changes to Connecticut’s teacher evaluation system. As usual, Lecker attacks but offers no solutions of her own. In fact, she suggests we just get rid of the teacher evaluation system altogether. Great… Continue reading Response To Wendy Lecker: The Solution to Failing Schools is Not to Do Nothing
In an editorial featured in the Stamford Advocate last week, attorney-turned-“activist” Wendy Lecker went on a tirade about the State Department of Education’s new teacher evaluation system, which she claims is “untested” and “fatally flawed.” Lecker cites a University of Connecticut study to bolster her argument, but ironically, that study recommended that the state Department… Continue reading Wendy Lecker: Down With High Standards and Accountability!
A University of Connecticut report released this week concluded the state’s new teacher evaluation system could improve student performance and teacher practices. The new evaluation model, or SEED (System for Educator Evaluation), was piloted in 14 districts last year and has been expanded state-wide as of this September. The new model relies on several factors,… Continue reading UConn Study Gives High Marks to New Teacher Evaluation System