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Testing for Teacher Effectiveness and Pay

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Testing for Teacher Effectiveness and Pay Perhaps you've heard, emotions of parents and teachers are bubbling over in Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools because of a set of tests that the system administered last week to students. The system is testing the test to see what improvements must be made in order to use it to calculate value-added variables to determine teacher pay. We'll take a look at this concept, at the testing and at the controversy with parties from both sides. Guests Andy Baxter - Director, Center for Human Capital Strategies at CMS Ann Clark - Chief Academic Officer, CMS Carol Sawyer - Co-Founder, Mecklenburg ACTS (Area Coming Together for Schools) Amy Wlodyka - CMS Parent Add and read comments