A new study from the Manhattan Institute of Policy Research show
analysis of student test scores can accurately determine teacher
effectiveness in academic outcomes.
Though it has plenty of opponents, Marcus Winters of the
Manhattan Institute has published a study that indicates
value-added modeling using student test scores can effectively
measure teacher effectiveness.
Lindsey Burke of the Heritage Foundation also commented on the
"I think what we're seeing more and more is that these
value-added models do work, and there are many studies now that
have come out showing that."
Burke says teacher evaluations have always been a quarrelsome
issue between teachers and education reformers.
"[It's] forcing the teacher's strike underway in Chicago, and a
big part of what they are bargaining over is how they will be
evaluated," she tells OneNewsNow. "So it's always a contentious
issue of how we evaluate teachers. It's always a touchy subject.
But that is a big part of what they're striking over."
Interestingly, Winters' study also confirms that teachers with
graduate degrees perform no better than their peers who only have