Posted inCalifornia, Elementary to High School, Opinion, Teacher Effectiveness, The West

Getting teacher evaluation right

In Los Angeles, where I teach seventh-grade math, our current teacher evaluation system is undeniably broken. Initially designed to be a robust observation protocol and rubric, our system has degenerated into a 10-minute checklist. A well-intentioned but often overspent administrator comes into my room, fills out the requisite paperwork and signs on the dotted line. […]