Opinion: Teachers Teach the Test When the Test Tests Teachers

Published on Monday, May 21, 2012

In a recent post by Jersey Jazzman, a widely read teacher blogger, he discusses the realities of using standardized test scores to evaluate teachers. According to the Jazzman, “You can pretend that the bubble test is "only part of the evaluation," but that's a delusion. It is all of the decision. When you attach phony precision to the test, it doesn't matter what kind of evaluations of teacher practice you do; the test becomes the deciding factor.” 
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