I also thought that last year it was reprehensible that the Times Union put out every teacher’s VAM scores and did so as their site transitioned from free to pay. The bottom line I believe influenced their decision not informing the public and I warned them about all the inconsistencies before hand.
So now the district has done it too and broken it down by both school and evaluation and student growth score points and left it up, not password protected for every one to see.
I looked over several schools VAM pages including my own and now know who is effective, needs improvement and everything in between and it made me feel a little dirty as if I was looking at somebody’s secret.
Our district doesn’t seem to respect its teachers that much and that’s a real problem that we are going to have to overcome if we want to meet our potential.
I have decided not to include a link because I have to live with myself and I feel like my colleagues business is their own.