A Speech on “Teachers Should Be Tested Like Students”

How should teachers be examined for their quality? This is a very important question being pondered by our education systems around the whole world as governments seek to lift their country’s performance on the tables of international league.

While the objective is teachers of high quality – is the same, the procedures encircling how to attain this objective differ widely from system to system.

In the United States, many surveys have asked teachers to weigh in on the issue of how teachers should be assessed, and for the most of the part, they all shared the same answer that it is a difficult process of evolution.

They believe a process which is well designed can help them to make an improvement at their duties and it will ultimately benefit the students. Nonetheless, teachers think that any process of evolution should be reasonable, always applied, and take into account the sensibilities of their profession.

A research by Eva Baker and Paul Barton from the Economic Policy Institute, said that as is the case in every profession that need complicated practice and judgments, “precision and perfection in the evaluation of teachers will never be possible.”

“Evaluators may find it useful to take student test score information into account in their evaluations of teachers, provided such information is embedded in a more comprehensive approach,” the researchers Eva baker and Paul Barton said.

 Both of the research Eva baker and Paul Barton added that “What is now necessary is a comprehensive system that gives teachers the guidance and feedback, supportive leadership, and working conditions to improve their performance.”

This, they said that the, authorizes schools to remove teachers who are continues inefficient  without altering the entire instructional policy by imposing “a flawed system” of standardized quantification for quality of a teacher.

Melissa Barnes, a professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, and Russell Cross, an associate lecturer at the University of Melbourne, in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, just checked into this topic in a context of Australia.

They question the pertinence and convincingness of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for prime Teacher of Education (LANTITE) – a government took the initiative to improve the quality of teachers in Australian schools.

LANTITE instructs teacher education students to achieve a specific level of literacy and numeracy before they graduate from any institution.

“Those who are advocating for LANTITE claim it provides an effective way to select and attract high-quality candidates to teacher education and into the profession. However, the relevance of the LANTITE needs to be further interrogated,” Melissa brands and Russell cross said. 

Both of them the Melissa brands and Russell cross said that “This is especially true when the cost of this exam is placed primarily on the shoulders of those we’re attempting to recruit into teaching without any clear cost-benefit in return.”

According to distinguished education expert, Linda Darling-Hammond, Finland has honed in on this worth advantage by furnishing its teachers with what they need most to give students with an excellence education – faith and flexibility.

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