Updated: Monday, 25 Apr 2011, 2:17 PM MDT
Published : Monday, 25 Apr 2011, 2:17 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque Public Schools district leaders plan to spend much of Tuesday in public discussions on how to measue and evaluate the educational success of students, teachers and schools.
The School Success Summit hosted by New Mexico First will be held at the Albuquerque Convention center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day will include roundtable discussions and presentations from national speakers on growth and evaluation models, according to APS.
APS said the summit focuses on growth models, those that measure student progress over time, rather than status models, which focus on a specific point in time.
Currently the state relies heavily on a status model--Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)--developed from students in grades 3-8 and 11 taking the Standards Based Assessement (SBA) test.
“It’s apparent that we need a comprehensive and fair way to evaluate teachers and measure student academic progress, one that goes beyond AYP,” APS Superintendent Winston Brooks said in a statement released by APS. “The state SBA only provides a snapshot. Alone, it is not sufficient for teacher evaluation.”
The summit is free and open to the public. However, registration is required and can be made through the New Mexico First website.
New Mexico First describes itself as a public policy organization that engages people in important issues facing their state or community.