I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Monday, September 19, 2011

Reformy Logic

The NJ Education Department is running a pilot program for teacher evaluation. According to the FAQ's here, all teachers need to be evaluated by April 30.

45% of a teacher's evaluation will be based on a statewide asessment: presumably, the NJASK.

When is the NJASK administered this year? For grades 7 & 8, April 23. For Grade 3-6, April 30 and earlier later.

Uh... how are you going to evaluate a teacher, using a statewide assessment, when it won't even be given by the deadline?

I ask this seriously - do any of these people have any idea of what they are doing?

[oops - "later", not "earlier]


Ken Houghton said...

Keyboard-fart: you mean April 30 and later, not earlier.

Teacher Mom said...

Those scores don't even come back until almost the end of summer and what about EVERYONE NOT in those grades?