Will you support development and implementation of a more comprehensive, and accurate approach to evaluate student and teacher performance than reliance on the ISAT and ACT tests?

Education
Carol Moseley Braun IVI-IPO 2011 Chicago Mayoral

Yes

Yes

Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins IVI-IPO 2011 Chicago Mayoral

Yes

Miguel del Valle IVI-IPO 2011 Chicago Mayoral

Yes Education should be about developing critical thinking skills along with content knowledge, not
just teaching to a test. Different learning styles and test-taking formats must also be taken into account when fostering and evaluating students’ success in the classroom. Additionally, all of the
life challenges that students bring to school from home, the neighborhood, or from previous academic environments must be incorporated into expectations as to what can be accomplished
in the classroom. A teacher cannot hold all the responsibility for a student’s achievement on a
standardized test. I believe that evaluation of student and teacher performance should be formative rather than punitive. We need to support our teachers, as well as our principals, and provide additional training to ensure that they are as well equipped as possible to provide the most effective
teaching models and classroom environments to promote the greatest success of Chicago’s
school children.

William "Dock" Walls IVI-IPO 2011 Chicago Mayoral

Yes

Fredrick K. White IVI-IPO 2011 Chicago Mayoral

Yes