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I’m preparing a presentation on Teacher Evaluation and wondering if anyone knows of research exploring a concept I’ve found difficult to put into search engines. Here’s the idea: Most if not all of our state standards for music education were written as guides for student learning. The assessments developed around these have been intended to measure student progress toward those goals. Now, however, many want us to use those assessments to measure teaching. Is this reliable, or do we need to write separate standards for student achievement which will provide better evidence of effective teaching by a particular teacher?

I’ve found plenty of information on other factors that may make student test scores less than reliable indicators of teaching effectiveness, but nothing so far on this. Any leads would be appreciated.

Jim Chlebak
Music Director
Springfield HS (VT)