…to evaluate teachers. Maryland State Board of Education finally bores down under pressure.
Amid a developing backlash against fast-paced, state-mandated education reforms, Maryland school officials want to delay the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers for three years.
Maryland had committed to using test scores in the evaluations for teachers and principals beginning at the end of this school year as part of an agreement the state made several years ago to secure millions in federal grant money.
But the state has made the switch to teaching the more rigorous Common Core this year, and the test aligned with those standards is not ready. Officials believe they need two years of data from the new test to evaluate teachers accurately. That data would not be available until the 2016-2017 school year.
Call your elected officials now and the media. Ask them to demand investigations, initiation of changes from Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Unions representing employees among other issues. Request that MSDE slows down and corroborates with the stakeholders… Then thank them for demanding accountability and transparency in Maryland. There is no smoke without fire!!
Dr. Lillian M. Lowery Maryland State Superintendent of schools (Pictured above) has been criticized for showing very poor leadership skills in various ways including discriminatory conduct. She has received an F grade for Common Core meetings and other reform implementations in Maryland so far. Above all, she does not believe in the due process of the law and continues to contribute to the culture of impunity.
In our opinion, We aver and therefore believe Maryland State Board of Education President Dr. Charlene Dukes (shown here) has demonstrated a culture of corrupt leadership style and continues “an integrated pattern of pay to play,” High suspension rates, violation of due process rights, manipulation inter alia during her tenure as President for Maryland State Board of Education.