I agree with the following comment by RRatto. If checklists for teacher evaluation were so great, how come they are never used in the nation’s elite private schools? They are a remnant of factory thinking, and unworthy of any profession. Checklists are great for auto mechanics and home builders. They are distinctly non-professional.

RRatto writes:

“anyone who claims they know how to measure a teacher’s effectiveness is full of #%^.

Because of our immensely diverse population and the need to differentiate I can tell you most teachers must change the way they teach almost daily. There is no magic rubric that can measure that.

Once we start aiming to check off the must do’s of a rubric we are no longer are teachers. We become circus monkeys performing for our masters.”