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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:22 PM

 

97% of Michigan teachers rated effective or better

More than 97 percent of the state's 96,000 teachers were rated effective or higher during the 2011-12 school year, including teachers working at some of the state's lowest performing schools.

The Michigan Department of Education released data Thursday from the first year all Michigan school districts were required by law to evaluate teachers, assign one of four ratings to them and report the findings to the state.

The ratings are highly effective, effective, minimally effective or ineffective and were reported in aggregate by districts for each school.

The data shows that 22.55 percent or 21,638 teachers were rated highly effective; 74.62 percent or 71,614 teachers were rated effective; 2.04 percent or 1,954 were rated minimally effective; and 0.8 percent or 768 were rated ineffective.


From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121129/SCHOOLS/211290474#ixzz2Ehb1u3lP

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:28 PM

1. I'd be suspicious of the #s. And welcome to DU. n/t

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:11 PM

2. So what raises suspicion?

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:21 PM

4. Ooops. See post #3. It was meant for you. n/t

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:19 PM

3. 97% is way higher than other states are looking for. Plus, this segment:

>>>And while the Michigan Council on Teacher Effectiveness develops a recommendation for a statewide evaluation tool to be used for teachers, local districts were left to use their own systems or a system provided by the state that slots teachers into four categories highly effective, effective, minimally effective and ineffective.

Once a statewide tool is approved by lawmakers, all Michigan school districts must use it by 2013-14 unless they obtain a waiver from the council to use a local evaluation tool.>>>

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121129/SCHOOLS/211290474#ixzz2Ei0paItn

The counterargument is going to be: "How can 97% of ANY workforce be 'effective'? Therefore a "solution" will be proffered. A more, ahem, "rigorous" teacher eval sysytem. Something like Danielson, wherein the expected "effective" rate is much lower. ( I'll look for a link.)

Ha! Got it: http://gothamschools.org/2012/01/06/gates-foundation-study-paints-bleak-picture-of-teaching-quality/

The idea is to get cheap labor. That's why Michigan got rid of last-in, first-out. The next step is finding a rationale for dismissing the high salaried educators.

The devil is in the details... in this case it seems to be the above-mentioned, mandated, yet-to-be-identified, "statewide tool."









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