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Tying teacher evaluations to STAAR scores stirs controversy

Tying teacher evaluations to STAAR scores stirs controversy

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The policy aims to measure a teacher’s effectiveness by how much improvement his or her students make on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

Though still being finalized, the policy is already viewed warily by teacher groups questioning whether the STAAR can accurately capture a teacher’s effect on a student. The groups warn that the state cannot impose test-based evaluations on teachers and expect them to trust it.

Anyone else see the irony in stating that the state cannot impose test-based evaluations on teachers, yet those same tests are suppose to evaluate the students?