BCPS in the News

Statement Regarding the State's Release of Value Added Model (VAM) Results for Teachers

Monday, February 24, 2014
“Broward County Public Schools is fortunate to have many of the best teachers in the country – teachers who are dedicated to helping our students be successful, both academically and as productive members of our community,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.   “Our District has worked with the Broward Teachers Union to implement an evaluation system, which – as required by law – includes as one of its components the Value Added Model (VAM) results for teachers.   As a reminder, this state data is not meant to stand alone; nor does it represent the full spectrum of impact and influence a teacher has on his or her students. It is only one part of the total evaluation system, which also considers a teacher’s classroom instructional practices.   We will continue to focus on providing our teachers with robust, relevant and rigorous professional development opportunities to ensure we are educating today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world.”
To view answers to frequently asked questions about VAM, visit: http://www.fldoe.org/profdev/pa.asp.
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