Darling-Hammond: Value-Added Evaluation Hurts Teaching

Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University, was once “bullish” on the idea of using “value-added methods” for assessing teacher effectiveness. Now she thinks these measures are seriously flawed. “Everyone agrees that teacher evaluation in the United States needs an overhaul,” Darling-Hammond writes. “Although successful systems exist, most districts are not using approaches that help teachers improve or remove those who cannot improve in a timely way. Clearly, we need a change.” Source: Education Week

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