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APS to Present School Success Summit April 26
School districts to examine student learning, teacher effectiveness
April 25, 2011
UPDATE: Registration for this event is closed.
Albuquerque Public Schools will examine evaluation models for schools, students and teachers at a free School Success Summit from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, lower level, west complex. Hosted by New Mexico First, district officials and other attendees will hear from national experts on evaluation models and discuss ideas for improving the current system.
The School Success Summit focuses on “growth models,” school and teacher evaluation approaches that measure student achievement over time, as opposed to “status models,” which measure student achievement at a given point in time, such as Adequate Yearly Progress. New Mexico schools are currently evaluated through the Standards Based Assessment, standardized tests taken by students in grades 3-8 and 11.
“It’s apparent that we need a comprehensive and fair way to evaluate teachers and measure student academic progress, one that goes beyond AYP,” APS Superintendent Winston Brooks said. “The state SBA only provides a snapshot. Alone, it is not sufficient for teacher evaluation.”
In addition to roundtable discussions, summit participants will hear from four national speakers on topics including the use of growth models and teacher effectiveness in other states and the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System.
The event is free, and registration is closed. Parents and community members are welcome, along with teachers and school administrators. More information is available at http://nmfirst.org/events/aps-summit-2011.