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Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories. The information and a new online tool focus on how students improved from year to year and in certain subjects compared to their peers.
Garcia, principal of the K-12 school in tiny Centennial School District in San Luis, became so frustrated with the statewide rollout of the 2010 teacher evaluation law that, around mid-April, he decided to look for another job. "I felt at the time I
The plan is the result of more than a year of studies and meetings by a committee that also addressed parents' complaints about inconsistencies between schools, transparency and lack of communication from the special education program. The 30-page
A new test is coming for some Naperville teachers, but the grade won't count just yet. Roughly 30 teachers at 12 schools in Naperville Unit District 203 will be evaluated next school year based partially on student growth as the district tests how to
After surviving a foreclosure wave that left homes vacant and schools struggling to maintain enrollment, Natomas has seen the Sacramento region's fastest rate of student growth this academic year. The Natomas Unified School District added 710
The number of states that mandate principal evaluations has jumped in recent years, driven by rules tying federal education aid to such policies. But many are still grappling with the best ways to measure principal effectiveness and the extent to
Department of Education to negotiate over the finer points of plans, rather than discussing big-picture policy ideas. The details, however, can prove make-or-break for states, which risk losing their flexibility altogether if they can't come to an
As part of the No Child Left Behind waiver process, Texas is obligated to come up with a new teacher evaluation system. Truth to tell, the old one used by most school districts was pretty much useless in that almost every teacher got the same rating.
Paramus schools are doing better than many others statewide, but some are not ranked as high compared with peer groups, according to the 2012-2013 New Jersey School Performance Report recently released by the Department of Education. The reports
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