Florida teacher scoring confuses teachers, including Hillsborough County Teacher of the year, Patrick Boyko pictured above.
Boyko who challenges his students to be successful received a minus 10.23 percent on the grading system for teachers. The system uses scores from the FCAT tests, even if that teacher does not teach a subject tested on FCAT. Many other Teacher of the Year recipients and finalists from the bay area scored low on these VAM (Value-Added Model) grades. Stephanie Martanovic from Pinellas received a minus 41.42 percent. Teachers and administrators have a hard time understanding the scores. For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below: