The United Teachers of Los Angeles reached an evaluation agreement that minimizes the use of test scores.

Perhaps they were burned by the inappropriate public release of teacher ratings devised by the Los Angeles Times.

I don’t understand how their evaluation system will work, but this is the key takeaway: AFT President Randi Weingarten called value-added modeling (VAM) by this term: “junk science.”

You read it here and here and here

This is the method whereby a teacher may be voted “teacher of the year” and rated “ineffective,” all at the same time.

You go, Randi!.