The evaluation of a physics teacher should involve the measurement of student learning in physics, right? Not in Florida.

Leslie Postal’s Orlando Sentinel article about the fallout from Florida’s exclusive focus on reading and math for half of the state’s teacher evaluation procedure is here.

That’s the “value-added”, or test-driven, half of teachers’ evaluations.

The other half – the “observation” half – is based (in most Florida school districts) on the Marzano protocol.  There are problems with that, too, especially in science, as Leslie reported in July.


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