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Matthew Chingos: Study Shows New Teacher Evaluations Are Biased

May 23, 2014

To get federal money, the majority of states have passed laws requiring teacher evaluations to rest partly on student test scores. The push started back in 2010, but many states are just putting these evaluation systems into place. How effective are they?Joining the podcast to discuss a report he coauthored on this very subject is Matthew Chingos, a fellow at the Brookings Institution. We discuss whether there's good evidence to support current ways to measure teacher quality, why anything is better than the old system, and how current attempts to judge teachers are biased against teachers who are assigned lower-performing students.