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Teacher Tests Test Teachers

Originally published in The American Prospect on July 18, 2017.

The Houston teachers union scored a legal victory in May when a federal judge found that the Houston school district’s system of evaluating teachers could  3,049 more words

Bye, Bye, VAM!

If you’re a teacher in Florida, you know all about VAM. Back in 2009, teacher accountability became all the rage, and by the legislative session in the spring of 2010 members of both the House and Senate were putting forth various bills to measure teacher effectiveness. 474 more words


June inspiration!

Inspiring textiles

The scope of textile design is awesomely endless!

Adding to my inspiration board this month will be a visit to the V&A Balenciaga Exhibition – … 37 more words


How Value Added Models are Like Turds

“Why am I surrounded by statistical illiterates?” — Roger Mexico in Gravity’s Rainbow

Oops, they did it again. This weekend, the New York Times put out this… 446 more words


Victory for Houston teachers in suit to protect their employment rights

US Magistrate Judge Stephen Smith on May 4 handed Houston public school teachers a victory when he allowed a suit against the local school district’s questionable teacher evaluation system to go to trial. 764 more words

The VAM test by Conconi

Hello everyone!

Today we bring you an example of a test to measure the aerobic condition: the VAM test of Conconi, with which we can obtain the Maximum Heart Rate, the Maximum Oxygen Consumption and the Anaerobic Threshold. 113 more words

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