16. Do you support or oppose local autonomy to develop evaluation systems in compliance with statute and regulation?
17. Do you support or oppose efforts to overturn school districts’ mutually agreed upon, statutorily compliant evaluation models in pursuit of one-size-fits-all models developed by federal and state agencies rather than local education agencies?
18. Do you support or oppose efforts to provide educators with sufficient professional development to ensure that they can deliver high-quality instruction aligned with the new Common Core State Standards, and ensure that any student assessments that influence an educator's evaluation are well aligned with the curriculum?
I am in complete agreement with the MSTA. You note that "what our students learn is different from what they are tested on." This is simply wrong on so many levels. The students will get discouraged; meaningless test scores will be used to evaluate students' progress; and that progress will be used to evaluate the success of the teacher
Equally disturbing are the efforts by state and federal agencies "to overturn school districts' mutually agreed upon, statutorily compliant evaluation models in pursuit of a one-size-fits-all models developed by the federal and state agencies rather than local education agencies.''
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