Opinion: More changes in education requirements? been there, done that

Barth Keck

Barth Keck

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy at Haddam-Killingworth High School.

We’ve passed the halfway point of the school year and that means one thing for teachers: mid-year evaluation meetings!

I prepare as any high school English teacher would — by updating my Excel spreadsheets, chock full of student scores.

Truth be told, I don’t spend an inordinate amount of time on spreadsheets, but it is something I must address regularly as part of my professional evaluation. In fact, 45 percent of my annual review requires measurable improvement from my students during the school year.

Little did I know 25 years ago when I became an English teacher that I would need to quantify my passion for literature and media with student data. But here I am.

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