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Interesting quote from a Student First Representative realizing that the Value Added component of teacher evaluations is the most reliable means of differentiating good and bad teachers, as compared to the other factors that make up a New York Teacher Evaluation.


“Measures other than the state test didn’t allow for differentiation, and it just can’t be that 100 percent of teachers are not ineffective,” said Jenny Sedlis, executive director of StudentsFirstNY. “I think we need to get away from this notion that tests are an unfair tool. I think this shows that they’re the only tool that allows us to make comparisons.”

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