Monday, March 24, 2014

What Are We Measuring?

I subscribe to Seth Godin's blog and in January he wrote a post called Measuring Nothing (with Great Accuracy).  Because we are in the middle of implementing a new teacher evaluation system in our district which must include student growth goals, I could immediately identify.

I can show that my students are learning.  The easiest attributes to measure are not the most important ones, though.  I want my students to persevere when a task is hard and be respectful to adults and other children.  I want to know that they will be successful adults some day.

I don't think this is on the test.

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