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“. . . 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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