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Before Strike and After, Standardized Test Scores Count the Same in Teacher Evaluations

How do you grade a teacher? How much should student test scores figure in that grade? That’s one of the questions that kept 350,000 kids out of school in Chicago. That’s why this information is surprising: the weight that standardized test scores will have in grading teachers is exactly the same as it was before months of negotiations, seven days of strike, and declarations of victory from the union.