Behind the Headline: Committee vote may endanger Md. Race to Top grant

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Committee vote may endanger Md. Race to Top grant
11/08/10 | The Washington Post

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Summer 2002 | Education Next

Maryland’s Race to the Top grant may be imperiled by a decision by a state legislative committee that test score growth may not make up 50 percent of teacher evaluations, as promised in the state’s RTTT application. The committee determined that the regulation requiring that half of the teachers evaluation be based on student progress violated existing state law. The governor has the option of pushing the regulation through despite the committtee’s vote, reports Michael Birnbaum of the Washington Post.  Way back in 2002, Jay Greene, Dale Ballou, Anita Summers, and Don McAdams debated the use of value-added analysis (in its earliest forms) to evaluate teachers in the pages of Ed Next.

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