…Teachers crowded into a few rooms “learning” to assess their assessments, that is, slow-motion what is used to assess students, whether as formative, interim, or summative, and effectively grade the assessment using a rubric of sorts. The end result being a score of 1-20 where anything above 14 is considered a “gold-standard” assessment. (Note: the ACT… Read More Teachers be Teaching and Assessors be Assessing
“It made no difference when you promised teachers a bonus at the end of the year…” according to NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, who reported the findings of a recent National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) research paper on the effectiveness of teacher bonuses and pay for performance plans. Now, trying to figure out a… Read More Don’t Take Away My Bonus Pay!