evaluation http://michiganradio.org en New teacher evaluation system is a move toward accountability http://michiganradio.org/post/new-teacher-evaluation-system-move-toward-accountability <p>Many years ago, I had an unscrupulous high school algebra teacher, and the misfortune to have him the last hour of this day. His passion was horse racing, and his deal with the class was this:</p><p>He would give us a bunch of problems to solve, breeze through the basic concepts, and then take off for the race track. The understanding was that we wouldn’t squeal on him and everyone would pass. Somehow, he got away with this.</p><p>I have no idea if he ever got caught. Now most teachers aren’t like that. For years, I was married to a woman who was ranked one of the nation’s three best AP History teachers. Nor are teachers the only factor in educational achievement, But finding a way to distinguish good teachers from bad is important, and the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness has just submitted new recommendations I think are worth considering.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:46:55 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 13666 at http://michiganradio.org New teacher evaluation system is a move toward accountability Group at work to create "evaluation tool" for Michigan teachers http://michiganradio.org/post/group-work-create-evaluation-tool-michigan-teachers <p>Discussions are underway to figure out how best to evaluate Michigan&rsquo;s teachers.</p><p>Governor Snyder has tasked a group of five people to develop a so-called &ldquo;teacher evaluation&rdquo; tool as part of the state&rsquo;s new <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,1607,7-277-57577-259445--,00.html">teacher tenure law</a>. The law contains a lot&nbsp;about teacher evaluation, but <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/teacher-tenure-law-requires-new-evaluation-tool-educators">doesn&rsquo;t&nbsp;detail</a> what the evaluation would look like.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:43:24 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5459 at http://michiganradio.org Group at work to create "evaluation tool" for Michigan teachers House bill may make student achievement a big part of teacher evaluations http://michiganradio.org/post/house-bill-may-make-student-achievement-big-part-teacher-evaluations <p>All teachers in Michigan may be evaluated based on the success of their students.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the goal of legislation introduced by state representative <a href="http://029.housedems.com/">Tim Melton</a> this week. He wants student achievement to be 50 percent of a teacher&rsquo;s annual evaluation.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:08:22 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3003 at http://michiganradio.org House bill may make student achievement a big part of teacher evaluations