In Albany, lawmakers may decide to limit teacher rankings to only parents of children taught by those teachers. Major backtrack from the initial position to publicize all teacher scores of so-called "value added." The initial release was poorly received and the student test scores are still not designed to show teacher proficiency — why use them at all?
From the article:
"New York Legislature to Weigh Limiting Access to Teacher Rankings: http://nyti.ms/Iv1rei Ever since New York City’s Education Department released 18,000 public-school teachers’ performance rankings, generating news coverage about the lowest and highest scorers, there has been talk in Albany of preventing a repeat.
Increasingly, lawmakers say they are open to the idea of changing state law to allow parents to see the evaluations of their own children’s teachers but to block the general public from having access to those reports. With the Legislature preparing to go into session next week, the question of how much privacy teachers are granted could soon be resolved.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Monday that he believed in preserving the public access guaranteed by current law. The city released its teachers rankings in February after defeating a teachers’ union lawsuit to keep the reports private."
New York Legislature to Weigh Limiting Access to Teacher Rankings
In Albany, some legislators say they are open to changing state law to allow only parents to see the evaluations of their children’s educators.