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State delays plan to tie teacher evaluations to student test results
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Dec 11, 6:15 AM: Plans to tie public school teacher evaluations to student performance on state standardized tests will likely be delayed at least another year as the State Education Department continues to mull over whether it's appropriate to tie >
Opinion: If you want better schools, don’t evaluate teachers, coach them
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Nov 19, 8:31 AM: The Gates Foundation believed it knew how to boost high school graduation rates and cut the dropout rate — enhance the quality of teaching. Better teachers would give students a more rigorous education and improve their success >
Opponents of teacher evaluation law push for swift repeal
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Nov 12, 8:42 AM: Opponents of the state's controversial teacher evaluation system are pushing for speedy repeal on grounds that Tuesday's election shakeup in Albany reflects growing public demand for change.
Proposal Would Extend NY’s Moratorium on Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations
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Nov 6, 7:50 AM: New York education officials took a step Monday toward keeping students’ state test scores out of teacher evaluations for another year.
Education growth in Tennessee is thanks to teacher evaluations, report says
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Oct 12, 5:23 AM: Tennessee's education system has seen sustained improvements over the last eight years, and a new report says the state has its overhaul of teacher evaluations to thank for that growth — at least in part.
Tennessee teacher evaluations highlighted in national report
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Oct 11, 6:35 AM: Tennessee is a pioneer in the way it evaluates teachers and how it coincides with improved student achievement, according to the report, Making a Difference: Six Places Where Teacher Evaluation Systems are Getting Results, by the >
Editorial: Plan for teacher evaluations
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Oct 1, 6:57 AM: Come January, it will be time for state lawmakers to revisit the subject of teacher evaluations and how test results influence them. They should start those discussions thinking first about students, then other interests, including >
Editorial: Good teachers matter, and NM’s get better and better
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Sep 17, 6:40 AM: Given how critical teachers are to student achievement, it makes sense for school districts to know who their top performers are and to try to replicate those teachers’ methods. And it’s just as important for those districts to >
Editorial: Don’t ditch teacher grading model
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Sep 13, 4:52 AM: It took the Michigan Legislature years to fashion the state’s current approach to teacher evaluations. The framework was a bipartisan effort, and highly incorporated the input of experts in the teaching field. Three years later, >
Evaluations show teachers improving in New Mexico
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Sep 11, 6:42 AM: In the fifth year of New Mexico’s controversial teacher evaluation system, a record number of public school educators received ratings of “effective” or better, the Public Education Department announced >
NM has more high-performing teachers over last year
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Sep 10, 7:05 AM: Slightly more New Mexico public school teachers in the 2017-18 school year were ranked highly effective or exemplary – the two highest ratings – compared to the previous year, according to New Mexico Public Education Department >
Teacher evaluations could depend on outcome of Senate races
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Sep 6, 6:22 AM: One of the big issues as the new school year starts is how Albany will deal with the controversial matter of teacher evaluations.
New teacher evaluation standards lower weight of PARCC tests
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Sep 4, 6:28 AM: New Jersey educators are celebrating what they believe is a win as the state released new rules reducing the weight of PARCC test scores on teacher evaluations.
Editorial: Albany gets failing grade on teacher evals
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Jul 5, 6:02 AM: Evaluating teachers based on test scores was a lame idea from the start. Factors that often figure into those test scores - poverty, English-language learners, learning disabilities - were never taken into account. A teacher with a >
Ohio teacher evaluations get an overhaul teachers like
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Jul 2, 5:33 AM: Lawmakers last week sent a wide-ranging education policy bill to Gov. John Kasich that includes the latest iteration of the state’s teacher evaluation system — one that supporters say will properly utilize student growth >
Teacher evaluations: Unfinished business in state Legislature
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Jun 27, 5:55 AM: A bipartisan majority of the state Legislature — and many other interested parties — want to decouple state testing results from teacher evaluations. But the legislative session ended last week without achieving that goal. Both >
Group finds teachers at L.A.‘s lowest-performing schools don’t often get evaluated — and when
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Jun 26, 5:42 AM: When a local advocacy group set out to see how closely teachers' work was scrutinized in some of Los Angeles’ lowest-performing public schools, what they found alarmed them: Most of the teachers are not regularly evaluated and >
Motion filed to stop PED’s decision on evaluations
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May 29, 6:48 AM: American Federation of Teachers-New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation filed a motion against the state Public Education Department for using its teacher evaluations to decide which educators can teach at Albuquerque’s >
Opinion: A deal to strike on evaluating teachers
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May 18, 6:45 AM: But an opportunity for resolution exists through a grand bargain: liberalizing test-based teacher evaluations as Democrats want, while attracting Republican votes through teacher tenure reform, ending the indefensible ability of a >
‘Double testing’ question debated in teacher evaluation fight
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May 8, 7:46 AM: A drive to repeal New York’s legal requirement basing teacher job ratings largely on students’ state tests scores ignited debate Monday over the question of whether repeal could mean “double testing” for >

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