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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Latest On Teacher Evaluations

Research reveals that a student’s achievement and measured gains are influenced by much more than any individual teacher.  Others factors include:
*School factors such as class sizes, curriculum materials, instructional time, availability of specialists and tutors, and resources for learning (books, computers, science labs, and more)
*Home and community supports or challenges
*Individual student needs and abilities, health, and attendance
*Peer culture and achievement
*Prior teachers and schooling, as well as other current teachers
*Differential summer learning loss, which especially affects low-income children
*The specific tests used, which emphasize some kinds of learning and not others, and which rarely measure achievement that is well above or below grade level. 
Read the full article from the Washington Post by clicking here.

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