Teacher evaluations hinge on students

When the principal of Creekside Elementary School does evaluations of his teachers, he pays special attention to the kinds of questions they ask students.

If the teacher is reading a story about a boy going into a dark, scary house to look for a dog, a teacher’s choice of questions at the end could determine the score in the evaluation.

If the teacher asks students to analyze or defend whether they thought the character’s decision was a good idea, that could earn an effective rating.

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