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Want to be rated ‘highly effective’ in New York? Don’t teach English or math in grades 4-8

English and math teachers in grades 4-8 in New York are much less effective in promoting student growth on state assessments (or comparable measures) than other teachers in the Empire State. Does that sound plausible? That teachers of particular subjects in particular grades are just not as good at promoting student learning? Perhaps not. But […]