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Illinois' slow implementation of an evaluation program aimed at grading teachers partly on whether their students' test scores are improving is creating problems for statewide school districts that for the first time will be using the groundbreaking
Mich. (AP) Michigan teachers' performance in the classroom would play a bigger role in the amount they get in their paychecks under a proposal being debated in the Republican-controlled state House. The House Education Committee recently took up a
Memorial School in Little Ferry is ranked high amongst its peers in the latest reports released by the New Jersey Department of Education. The reports were released late last month and now compares schools by others that fit the same demographic and
According to the data published by [...] Although there's constant talk of teacher shortages and the fact that a position in K-12 education is no longer a guaranteed sinecure, these complaints disguise the fact that since the 1950s, the number of
Candidates for the Naperville Unit District 203 school board say they support changing the way teachers are evaluated, but also called for educators to have extra support and training. Eleven candidates who are running for four open seats in the
Number of students tested during the most recent school year Performance Index The grade for each subject is based on the performance index, which is calculated by awarding a point value based on student test scores during the most recent school year.
When I read that in the paper, I thought, What does that matter? one parent said...Some 30 members of the organization gathered at the school Wednesday evening for their first monthly meeting of the school year to meet new teachers, talk about
We're going to have to deal with the baseline and grow from there," said Dean Slaga, superintendent of Mayer Unified School District , about the school's D grade. The high school is on a new schedule with a built-in intervention program in which the
Frederick County Public Schools will implement a pilot program for teacher evaluations in preparation to switch to a systemwide program beginning in the 2013-14 school year. The school system is required to incorporate student growth into teacher and
The Republic azcentral The first three weeks of school likely will mean a flurry of test-taking for students in the Scottsdale Unified School District as it complies with the new teacher-evaluation system required by the state Legislature.