We should stop pretending that the current evaluation system is anything resembling objective. Administrators have too much latitude to interpret the rubric to their own personal liking when they observe a classroom. We have seen far too many examples of principals who have made up their minds long before they stepped into a single classroom. They are out there to reward their friends and cronies. They are also out there to demoralize and condemn their perceived foes in the classroom. This is why CAST needs to be seriously reformed. Politics is all over this evaluation system and it is shameful.
The conversation about test scores connects with teachers eval is endless. Its just like saying i failed in school not because i was lazy or lack of self-drive, but i failed in school because my mother didnt take away my video games or my ipad and didnt drown me for spending too much time facebooking instead of doing homework, and lastly i failed in school because my teachers didnt offer me a pencil and a calculator during a math test and my english teacher didnot have an extra "to kill the mocking bird" book for me to borrow !!!! Gezzz i am sick to the stomach of not just the system and the bureaucracies but of the irresponsible kids we raise at home!!!!