"A lot of time, effort and money is being put into these evaluations. But with results like these, we might as well stick them in the drawer." — Standard-Times columnist Steve Urbon, Dec. 2.
It's my understanding that using this very detailed teacher rubric in the first round of these evaluations the administrators were to focus on one specific area, and evaluate based on that.
Naturally when the observations and interviews take place, administrators are free to take action where ever there are actionable issues. However, The aim of the first round for sure was simply to practice the process. These evaluations are way more in depth and standardized than what would be realistically possible to implement in one single year district wide even for smaller districts like Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical or Global Learning Charter School.
It's impossible to tell how productive, and effective they will be until a couple more rounds have been implemented we need not rush to judgment until the process has completely rolled out.
Then by all means, evaluate the evaluation tool.
Ward 3 City Councilor