This blog is an exploration, a learning experience, and an observation of and by four student teachers.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Standardized Testing and Merit Pay
I have been in many discussions regarding merit pay for teachers and that they should be based on the scores of standardized questions of their students. Many of us feel we can be responsible for any learning received prior to arriving in a classroom. But I wonder, could a standardized test be issued at the beginning of school year and another at the end of the school year to determine the learning of that particular year. Would that be a compromise for those who want the merit raise based on performance?