Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Flip a Coin

I heard two interesting statements today around teaching, learning, and assessment.

Statement 1:  If a teacher does not have 80% of his/her students at or above goal then they are not teaching.

Statement 2: When looking at test scores look at the teacher who has the lowest and you'll see who had the most challenging class.

I have some definite thoughts on both these.  Personally, I find them both to be false.  Neither is based on anything that proves or disproves whether a teacher was teaching or had a difficult class.  I would love to hear what you think!