TNTP report: Best and worst NYC teachers leave at same rate
Yesterday, TNTP launched "The Irreplaceables," a report which documents the challenge of retaining the most effective teachers, advocating for retention to be a top priority and to build higher expectations into the teaching profession. (One of the districts surveyed includes New York City.) Check out coverage from SchoolBook and the NY Daily News, and look to our news blog later today for E4E teachers' thoughts on the launch.
Best and worst NYC teachers leave at same rate, The New Teacher Project report shows
Study following educators found 11% of top teachers — based on student test scores — left jobs while 12% of weakest ones did also
Original article in the NY Daily News by Rachel Monahan.
The city is keeping its best and worst teachers in nearly identical numbers, a new report released Monday has found.
The nonprofit The New Teacher Project noted that 89% of “the irreplaceables” — the city’s top teachers — stayed on, while 88% of the weakest teachers did, too.
The group used the controversial standardized-test-score-based ratings to determine that 18% of city teachers were “high-performing” and 16% were “low-performing” and suggested schools could take simple steps to discourage poor teachers from staying, such as informing them of their weak performance.
Top teachers should be encouraged by regular feedback from principals, and by being offered more responsibility, the report urged.
To read the complete article, visit the NY Daily News.