[Susan notes: I love this opening: The author obviously did not read the cited report. It says nothing of the kind. So often, people on the education beat pass of refried press releases as reporting. Follow Rog's lead and don't beat around the bush in your letters. Call them on it.]
To the editor
This letter is in response to the article, Tests can ID effective teacher. The author obviously did not read the cited report. It says nothing of the kind. Beyond this deceptive title, the content of the report by the Gates Foundation totally ignores the fact that the test scores cited are a composite of individual student scores. Individual scores are invalid because there is no evidence that students' answers are substantiated by multiple sources of evidence. Ordinary classroom evaluations are determined by many diverse student assessments-presentations, reports, projects, essays, oral answers and numerous quizzes and the like.
Rog ( Horace ) Lucido
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