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It's Too Soon to Assess Teachers in Terms of Common Core

Common Core Needs More Time Before Teachers Assessed

Officials from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recommend waiting to assess teacher perfomance regarding implementation of the Common Core, reported The New York Times.

"No evaluation system will work unless teachers believe it is fair and reliable, and it's very hard to be fair in a time of transition," said Vicki Phillips, the director of education for the Gates Foundation. "The standards need time to work. Teachers need time to develop lessons, receive more training, get used to the new tests and offer their feedback."

The Foundation told The Times the only fair approach is to avoid rushing into testing before the Common Core has been fully integrated into the curriculum. 

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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