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http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/08/los_angeles_times_forces_change_on_lausd_teacher_policy.html

“. . . LAUSD school chief Ramon Cortines . . . announced that the district would adopt a “value added” system to track students’ test scores and therefore evaluate a teacher’s effectiveness over time. . . . and possibly even determine their job security in the district.”

http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-08-22/opinion/22230073_1_teachers-union-teacher-performance-special-teacher

“I put the same questions to Carlos Garcia, San Francisco’s schools chief, . . . suggests that test scores should only be “a percentage” of a teacher’s evaluation.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/23/AR2010072303093.html

“Dismissals for performance . . . Friday’s firings mark the beginning of Rhee’s bid to make student achievement a high-stakes proposition for teachers, establishing job loss as a possible consequence of poor classroom results.”

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20104004/pdf/20104004.pdf

“Simulation results suggest that value-added estimates . . . error rates for overall false positive and negative errors are 10 and 20 percent, respectively.”