Instructional Alignment as a Measure of Teaching Quality

Teacher quality and test scores: Recent studies raise questions
The Seattle Times, July 25, 2014

Using standardized test scores in teacher evaluations (K-12 Education Blog)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, June 24, 2014

DC to Suspend Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations
Associated Press (via ABC, June 19, 2014


Gates Foundation urges delay in using tests for teacher evaluation
Washington Post, June 10, 2014


Education Accountability We Can Believe In
AlterNet, June 5, 2014


Scores alone don't ID good teachers
The Virginian-Pilot, May 19, 2014


Test scores tied to good teaching?
Newsday, May 14, 2014

New research deals blows to metrics used in New York teacher evaluations
Chalkbeat (New York), May 14, 2014 

New study includes Dallas ISD data to dis Value Added Model for teacher evaluations
Dallas Morning News (Education Blog), May 14, 2014

Casting doubt on linking teacher evaluations to test scores
Los Angeles Times, May 14, 2014

Good teaching, poor test scores: Doubt cast on grading teachers by student performance
The Washington Post, May 13, 2014

The irony in new study that bashes popular teacher evaluation method
The Washington Post (The Answer Sheet), May 13, 2014

Report Finds Weak Link Between Value-Added Measures and Teacher Instruction
U.S. News and World Report, May 13, 2014


The Death of Creativity in the Classroom
The Huffington Post, May 13, 2014

Morning Education: Another study appearing in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Politico, May 13, 2014

Studies Highlight Complexities of Using Value-Added Measures (subscription required)
Education Week, May 13, 2014

Researchers give failing marks to national effort to measure good teaching
The Hechinger Report (Education by the Numbers), May 13, 2014

Another blow to reliability of measuring teacher effectiveness through test scores
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 13, 2014