Via Sherman Dorn.
Though the FCAT rules in Florida schools, in a few cases in which teachers have been fired for poor performance, the district essentially ignored student test scores, prompting a district court of appeals to call for the reinstatement of those teachers. The court cited state law that requires student performance play a starring role in how teachers are evaluated.
In an ironic twist, the state's reliance on the FCAT and other standardized tests to boost student achievement and hold schools more accountable, is forcing the district to take back teachers they deemed incompetent.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Intended or Unintended Consequences?
Posted by Tom Hoffman at 10:30 AM
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After four years of preparing kids for the FCAT, I'd advise any of those terminated teachers to find a school that cares about learning over school grades.
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