Report: Teacher ratings ‘skewed to the positive’
by Associated Press Wire
January 07, 2013 11:59 PM | 614 views | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — A state report says ratings of about 5,800 Georgia teachers were skewed, with less than 1 percent of teachers classified as ineffective and one in five getting the top rating of exemplary.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported results of the pilot study of the new ratings system, which is designed to measure the performance of Georgia teachers. The report by the state Department of Education found that early results were “skewed to the positive.”

State officials say they expect different outcomes as teachers and principals are better trained and have more time to adapt to the new evaluation system, which is to roll out statewide in the 2014-15 school year.

Senate Education Committee Chairman Fran Millar, a Dunwoody Republican, said the preliminary results raise serious questions about the evaluation system.
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January 08, 2013
I worked for a principal with that kind of thinking one time...she set a goal and we surpassed it so she immediately thought the goal was wrong! Sounds like these politicians feel the same way. Let's evaluate them and see what kind of rating they get!!!!
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