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Entries tagged with ‘CEI’

Bonus pay: Who’s in? Who’s out?

The deadline for teachers to enlist in the Dallas ISD’s new bonus pay plan was last Thursday. The program is open only to “core” subject teachers (ex: math, science, English, etc.) at 59 pilot schools. The teacher groups tried hard…

Are teachers the final authority on grades?

Blog reader and DISD teacher Steve passes along his comments on some policy changes that are likely to be approved by trustees tomorrow. These are related to rules governing how teachers give grades, including the rule that they can’t…

I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours

We’ve heard anecdotally that teachers have found problems with their CEI’s – the Dallas ISD’s teacher rating system that it’s using to hand out $22 million in teacher bonuses. Teachers have said their CEI’s contain errors, like students assigned to…

NYC does Dallas — the CEI’s at least.

Yesterday’s NY Times had a story about the city school’s new (and secret) experiment to evaluate teachers based on student test score gains. Hmmm. Where have we heard that before? Anyway, it sounds like NYC wants to do pretty much…

Things we’re not allowed to know: Is your kid’s teacher any good?

Back in October we asked the Dallas ISD to provide us copies of every teacher’s “Classroom Effectiveness Index” score. You may recall that these are the numbers that the district uses to measure how much learning educators impart on…

Dallas ISD Daily Dish

What the media, blogs and others are saying about DISD. With schools having been closed for two weeks, the Dish has been a pretty thin gruel lately. We got two items for you today. ** Once again the state’s top…

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