Along with The Cleveland Plain Dealer, we’ve been exploring how value-added works and how it’s affecting teachers and schools.
For our stories we’ve talked to frustrated teachers, like this teacher who received a low value-added rating:
This series about valued-added, a new way that Ohio is using to measure whether teachers provide a year’s worth of learning to their students, is the result of a partnership between The Cleveland Plain Dealer and StateImpact Ohio. StateImpact reporters Molly Bloom and Ida Lieszkovszky worked with Plain Dealer reporter Patrick O’Donnell and Plain Dealer data analysis editor Rich Exner to produce these stories.
- Overview: Using Data To Evaluate Teachers
- Audio: Measuring Performance Through Growth
- Secrets Of Two “Most Effective” Teachers
- Pay vs. Value-Added Performance
- Audio: Push for Performance Pay
- Value-Added’s Poverty Factor
“The only person who doesn’t find me effective is the state of Ohio who has never stepped foot in my classroom.”
We’ve talked with teachers who think value-added can be one useful gauge of whether students are gaining knowledge. And we’ve talked to other educators as well as policymakers, researchers and students.
Now it’s your turn.
Tune in to The Sound of Ideas tomorrow from 9-10 a.m. online or at 90.3 in the Cleveland area to join the show. Guests will include Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper, Battelle for Kids’ Mike Thomas and StateImpact Ohio reporter Molly Bloom. Willoughby-Eastlake teacher Cindy Kozak will be on too.
Update: You can listen to the full show right here.