U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says schools across the country need to provide more data on student achievement so parents can know about teacher effectiveness and teachers can get better feedback on their work, reports the Associated Press.
Duncan said Wednessday that districts must talk with teachers to figure out the best way to share information about student achievement. Duncan said that teachers in many districts want feedback on student achievement as a way to measure their own work.
Duncan said his remarks were prompted by a Los Angeles Times series that analyzed teacher performance in Los Angeles based on student performance. Duncan spoke in downtown Little Rock at a lecture hosted by the Clinton School of Public Service. He planned to kick off a back-to-school bus tour on Thursday morning.