Unreliable Data Should Not Negatively Impact Pay

Today we sent a letter to CEO Dan Katzir expressing concerns about the reliability of Lexile scores and the use of unreliable scores in our overall teacher effectiveness ratings. We have asked to meet and confer on the issue as soon as possible. Read the letter at http://www.allianceeducators.com/an-open-letter-to-dan-katzir-regarding-use-of-lexile-scores/.
We are also asking our colleagues to sign onto the petition below, calling on the Alliance to agree that no educator suffer a decrease in salary or be prevented from getting an increase as a result of Lexile scores.

To: Dan Katzir, CEO of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, and the Alliance Board of Directors

We are dedicated and passionate teachers, counselors, and education professionals in the Alliance College-Ready
Public Schools. We believe in working together to provide the best learning environment for our students and teaching environment for our educators.
We are evaluated each year using the ALLI teacher effectiveness rating system. Given the power this rating holds, we
want to ensure the system is fair.

We are particularly concerned with the reliability of Lexile test scores, which make up twenty-five percent of our effectiveness in the current rating system. Given the significant margin of error associated with the test, which Achieve 3000 acknowledges to be plus-or-minus 77 points, we are deeply concerned about the potential negative impacts of using unreliable data to determine our pay.

On October 12th, a letter from Alliance educators was sent to you requesting to meet and confer over this important and timely issue.

In the meantime, we call on the Alliance to agree that no educator shall suffer a reduction in pay, or be denied a
pay raise, as a result of Lexile scores.

We look forward to coming to a fair resolution on this issue and to continuing to work together as a community of professional educators to contribute to our students’ and schools’ success.

Lexile Score Petition

This is a public petition.