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Grading the Teachers: Measuring Performance through Student Growth

Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Grading the Teachers: Measuring Performance through Student Growth Ohio and 31 other states have begun using a new way to evaluate teachers: value-added. It’s a statistical model that tries to measure how much knowledge a teacher has imparted on his or her students over the course of one year. How does it work? Is it an accurate reflection of what happens in classrooms? How are teachers using it? Host Mike McIntyre leads the conversation, tomorrow at 9AM on 90.3

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Education, Government/Politics, StateImpact Ohio

Guests

Molly Bloom, reporter with StateImpact Ohio
Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers
Mike Thomas, Director of Senior Innovation at Battelle for Kids
Cynthia Lee Kozak, teacher at Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools

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Grading the Teachers: a special report on value-added by StateImpact Ohio and the Cleveland Plain Dealer

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