As required by DPAS-II’s ridiculously complex Component V portion of a teacher’s evaluation, look what teachers need to go through ON TOP of our regular workloads.
From Kent County, this just in:
Our Data PLC was as follows:
the department meets in a computer lab. We are all instructed to sign into DSC - and we did so with only the normal glitches and delays. Then we were subjected to about 15 minutes of droning before the coach realized that we could only accomplish today's goal if signed in under his name.
After hearing from many educators and administrators, it’s clear to me that the most controversial part of a teacher’s evaluation (use of student test scores in measuring a teacher’s effectiveness, aka “Component Five”) must be postponed at least one year due to a Department of Education that seems to care little for sticking to promised timelines and ensuring a valid, reliable, and fair system that will accommodate the varying needs of students and educators across the state. I will not go into details here, but conversations I’ve had with teachers, administrators, union officials, and legislators lead me to believe that the Department of Education would rather rush a policy to show they’ve got it done as opposed to doing it right. The DoE needs to be reined in. Stat.
His school was featured in EdWeek here: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2008/09/10/03wallace-5.h28.html
The article has one comment at the bottom:
9:51 AM on September 2, 2010
It has come to my attention that the administration at MM Academy has a policy that the students may not use the restrooms all day and were told that they could just urinate on themselves. One young man did just that and a teacher at this "school" chided the other boys to laugh at him and taunt him for his misdeed.
Make you wonder what the plan for Delaware is. I pray Mr. Sanders does not try to replicate this mess.
From link here: http://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/files/09reportcard/09_leadersandlaggards.pdf
key passage here:
Miller-McCoy Academy is one of nearly 100 public charter
schools “incubated” by New Schools for New Orleans
(NSNO), a charter start-up organization that assembles
specialized school reform groups to tackle the numerous
practical problems faced by education entrepreneurs.