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N.Y. Teacher Challenges State Evaluation System

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A Long Island teacher has filed a lawsuit against the New York state education department, charging that the teacher-evaluation system is statistically flawed.

Sheri Lederman filed the suit after being rated "ineffective" on the portion of her rating tied to students' test performance—a year after she got a "highly effective" score. She teaches 4th grade in the Great Neck district and has a doctorate in education. The lawsuit claims the evaluation system lacks a proper appeals process.

An education department spokesman said it doesn't comment on litigation.

Vol. 34, Issue 12, Page 5

Published in Print: November 12, 2014, as N.Y. Teacher Challenges State Evaluation System
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