LA won’t release names with value-added data

Los Angeles Unified has calculated value-added scores for 14,000 teachers, but won’t release teacher names, reports the Los Angeles Times, which published the names of teachers and their scores last year.

Principals will see the “academic growth over time” ratings of their school’s teachers.

The rapidly growing use of value-added measures has strained district’s relationships with teachers, reports Ed Week.

Update:  Most California voters want teachers’ evaluations made public, according to a new poll. A majority said students’ test scores should count for at least 30 percent of a teacher’s evaluation, but “a range of measures used, including parent feedback and classroom observation, to determine an instructor’s effectiveness.”

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