TVAAS is Tennessee’s misguided approach to evaluating teachers.
While some states are moving away from value-added modeling for teacher evaluation, Tennessee remains focused on this flawed method.
I want to tell the story of how TVAAS impacts Tennessee teachers.
Has TVAAS impacted you… Through a merit pay scheme, tenure decision, or transfer? What impact have these scores had on your career?
If you want to share your story, get in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am in my 7th year of teaching. My scores for the first four years were 4s and 5s overall. The 5th year, I was teaching ESL and traveling between two schools. I had 8 students at my homebase school and because the school scored a 1, I lost my chance at tenure. Last year, I switched to ELA and once again, my school got a 1. I feel at this rate, I will never get tenure.