Rosy Indiana Evaluation Results Trigger Soul-Searching

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Indiana is the latest state to unveil results from an overhauled teacher-evaluation system, and similar to many other states, the results are almost entirely rosy. The Associated Press reported that 88 percent of teachers and administrators were rated as either effective or highly effective under the system; only about 2 percent need improvement, and less than a half a percent were deemed ineffective. About 10 percent of teachers weren't rated because their collective-bargaining agreements hadn't been updated yet. It's the first year the system has included some measure of student progress, such as standardized test scores. Lawmakers don't seem very happy by this turn of events. After all, the new systems are costlier and demand much more of principals' time than before. The post is from Education Week’s Teacher Beat blog.



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