Evaluation changes are needed, say 3 L.A. teachers ahead of vote

01/29/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Teachers in Los Angeles are expected to vote next month to advocate for a new teacher-evaluation system that would include the use of test scores in assessing teachers' effectiveness. Three teachers write in this piece that teachers overall favor a system that includes reliable data, attention to student progress over absolute scores, accountability for students, professional development for teachers and confidentiality of teachers' evaluations.

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