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AIR Pollution in NY State? Comments on the NY State Teacher/Principal Rating Models/Report

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Bruce Baker examined the technical report on the New York State growth model, the results of which are expected/required to be integrated into district level teacher and principal evaluation systems under that stateâs new teacher evaluation regulations. He concludes: To be blunt â" the measures are neither conceptually nor statistically accurate. They suffer significant bias, as shown and then completely ignored by the authors. And inaccurate measures canât be fair. Characterizing them as such is irresponsible. . . .

The conclusion are WRONG â" statistically and conceptually. And the author needs to recognize that being so damn bluntly wrong may be consequential for the livelihoods of thousands of individual teachers and principals!

— Bruce Baker
School Finance 101


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