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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-12 12:09 AM
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An example of a very flawed teacher evaluation. Teacher of Year unsatisfactory.
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Florida's value-added model snares top Alachua teacher

Florida teachers have made no secret of their disdain for the state's new evaluation model, which counts student test scores as half of their performance. Kim Cook, a teacher of the year at Irby Elementary School in Alachua, has gone public on Facebook with her concerns:

"Evaluation summary scores:

Lesson Study: 100/100 points x .20 (20%) = 20 points

Principal Appraisal: 88/100 points x .40 (40%) = 35.2 points

VAM Data: 10/100 x .40 (40%) = 4 points

Total points = 59.2 (Unsatisfactory)

The VAM data comes from Alachua Elementary School's FCAT scores; children I NEVER taught, although my opinion wouldn't be different even if I had."

Cook has noted on her Facebook page that her photo has gone viral, with even the Washington Post giving her a call.

So here you go, Mrs. Cook of Alachua, sharing that picture and sharing your outrage!

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