Blake Farmer of WPLN in Nashville has an interview with TEA President Gera Summerford that hits topics including an over-reliance on standardized testing, using value-added data to evaluate teachers, and charter schools.
In the interview, Summerford suggests a move toward common assessments, developed by teachers, to supplement or replace standardized testing.
She notes that the current model of teacher evaluation is not complete, and that multiple measures of effectiveness should included. And Summerford notes that there are serious concerns about the validity of value-added data and it’s significance in the current teacher evaluation scheme.
The write-up and the entire interview can be found here.