The National Council on Teacher Quality

One of the obstacles to states putting in new evaluation systems which use any test score data is the pushback from teachers.  Teachers worry a lot that their rating will depend more on who they teach, than how well they teach.

We can put that argument aside--if we're all willing to acknowledge the results in Florida, where test scores now comprise 50% of a teacher's rating.  

Florida has found near-zero correlation between teachers' evaluation scores and the percentages of their students who are poor, nonwhite, gifted, disabled or English language learners.  None. 

Read more about the data here.

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