Tuesday Talk: How should Minnesota evaluate teachers?
We’ve put so much pressure on teachers to improve student achievement; however, we’ve yet to devise a fair and accurate teacher evaluation mechanism. Conservatives want to tie performance to a standardized test score, which only provide a snapshot of achievement without feedback on what’s effective. Education Minnesota recommends policymakers consider a system that combines a multitude of in-class assessments, test scores, peer observations, and professional portfolios. What’s your take?
What’s the best way to evaluate teacher performance in Minnesota?