Children’s development is unique. Any parent can tell you that.
So when it comes to educating our state’s children, tests alone cannot measure student success.
Educators and parents alike know that not all children demonstrate progress in the same way or at the same time.
In school, we use more than quizzes and tests to judge student progress.
The Delaware Association of School Administrators and the Delaware State Education Association support an educator evaluation system that includes the concepts of professional growth, continuous improvement, and quality assurance.
This system also should hold educators and administrators accountable for student growth, but only within areas which they control.
The system must embody the principles of fairness, reliability, transparency and common sense.
It cannot disrupt the learning environment and must be respectful of the education profession.
However, the state has implemented a system and developed measures which do not let administrators…
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