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Chairman of the Board
Professional Educators Network of Florida
Classroom Teacher--Okaloosa County Schools
PEN is aware of the current concerns of its members regarding the VAM (Value-Added Model) portion of the teacher evaluations that were implemented pursuant to the Student Success Act.
PEN's understanding is that there are two distinct issues:
1. Whether there are errors or data inaccuracies on evaluations of individual teachers?
2. Whether the law itself is flawed?
Part 1 of 3: Outline of New Teacher Evaluations
Part 2 of 3: Student Performance: Overview of the FCAT Value-Added Model
Part 3 of 3: Instructional Practice and Professional and Job Responsibilities: Overview of the Marzano Causal Model for Teacher Evaluations
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- Florida's Response to Intervention