Thank you so much for your response, Laurelle! I agree that the new evaluation process will raise standards of all teachers and even administrators. It's too bad that it takes up so much of the administrators time. I wonder is an other area of education will suffer because of the time administrators are spending on evaluations? Also, someone told me the evaluation process will make good teacher better because they are open to professional growth but it won't really help ineffective teachers because they aren't open to growth. What do you think?
Yes. You make some excellent points! It's so refreshing to hear such positive opinions!
Although I don't belong to Connecticut, but that's surely gonna help in long run. We too have a quality assessments at our school and we find that people strive hard to be better performer in those assessments and I think in this way they are not only improving upon themselves but also the school too. So it's good initiative.
That's so good to hear, Oscar. Thanks for replying. What state or where do you teach?
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