Teacher effectiveness ratings, programmers, and Khan Academy’s data →

March 5, 2012  |  Tags:

Interesting piece on protecting teachers from destructive management through data-driven evaluation, with corollaries to how programmers are evaluated:

Bill Gates is making the same crusade he made for developers — protection from the type of overly simplified management incentives that destroy your ability to focus on the tasks at hand when working in a complex, creative profession.

Related: Confessions of a ‘Bad’ Teacher, in today’s New York Times. This teacher, who received an “unsatisfactory” rating wasn’t even evaluated on any automated effectiveness metrics, though, which speaks of how tough a problem this is.

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