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2014 Members of the South Carolina State Board of Education

Is your child enjoying months of test prep?  Do you expect that amount to go up or down once test scores are being used to fire teachers?

In 2012, we helped The SCEA stop Mick’s plan to judge teachers with student test scores.

Mick’s back with a tricked-out new model that looks suspiciously like the old one.  Scroll down for details.

HE’S BRINGING IT TO THE STATE BOARD FOR APPROVAL on April 9th

The Board has new members who’ve never heard from you.

Please CALLor EMAIL

E-Z Email List: Cut and Paste this list to reach all members with ONE email. 

Sample text: Please reject Supt. Zais' plan to use schoolwide test scores and unreliable value-added data to evaluate our dedicated teachers and principals.

Gmail (separated by commas):

davidblackmon49@yahoo.com, bbolen@jcsarchitects.com, sc29135@windstream.net, j.w.griffith@hotmail.com, Harrytlc2000@yahoo.com, cooper4kidsc@gmail.com, neil@cynergisystems.com, sirandolph53@gmail.com, kobrovskyl@bellsouth.net, doctored50@gmail.com, JeffKubu@gmail.com, mblue1918@aol.com, tleeshortt@gmail.com, dannyvarat@att.net, johnrampey@yahoo.com, MBrenan@BBandT.com, stro@truvista.net

Outlook (separated by semicolons):

davidblackmon49@yahoo.com; bbolen@jcsarchitects.com; sc29135@windstream.net; j.w.griffith@hotmail.com; Harrytlc2000@yahoo.com; cooper4kidsc@gmail.com; neil@cynergisystems.com; sirandolph53@gmail.com; kobrovskyl@bellsouth.net; doctored50@gmail.com; JeffKubu@gmail.com; mblue1918@aol.com; tleeshortt@gmail.com; dannyvarat@att.net; johnrampey@yahoo.com; MBrenan@BBandT.com; stro@truvista.net

 

Check out these exciting new features on the 2014 Zais Plan!!!

  •  Student & Parent Surveys (10%).  Let the grade-inflation begin!

 

  • SLOs for non-tested teachers – (data targets you and your principal set for students)

Guessed wrong?  There goes 30% of your evaluation!

Don’t feel bad…15-45% of teachers typically flunk their SLOs

“No studies have attempted to measure the reliability of SLOsMathematica, 2013

 

Still standard!

  • Value-Added Models (VAM) based on student test scores (30%)

consistently shown to be less reliable than a coin-toss

  • Schoolwide Test Scores (10%)

…because every teacher deserves to be judged on the performance of kids they’ve never met

& working in struggling schools is just not unattractive enough right now.

 

Yes, he’s finally given up on giving teachers a letter-grade.  Was that so hard?

Let’s put him in his place one last time.  Help send Mick’s plan to the scrap heap!