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Will CT abandon plan to link teacher ratings to student testing?

Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell and other educators get to work considering changes to teacher evaluations

Teachers’ unions, school boards and education reformers are gearing up for a fight over whether to retreat from grading teachers on how their students do on standardized tests. But before the decision is made, Connecticut’s education chief wants a review of whether using test scores actually helps improve education. Continue Reading →

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Evaluation — a dirty word to Connecticut teachers?

A classroom at DiLoreto Magnet Elementary School in New Britain

The state panel that developed Connecticut’s teacher evaluation system three years ago met Wednesday to find ways to instill confidence in its utility among the state’s teachers. The mission: ensure it is used to improve the profession and learning among students. Continue Reading →

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