June 25, 2015 | Ed Central.org

What We Should Be Talking about When We Talk about Teacher Evaluation

New York’s Board of Regents met to hammer out regulations for the state’s recently approved legislation to overhaul its teacher evaluation system. Pushed by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, the legislation called for increasing the weight of student test scores from 20 to 50 percent and significantly reducing the role of principal managers in conducting classroom observations. Cuomo wants to revise the “old” system, in place since 2012, in hopes of reversing the ongoing trend of nearly all teachers receiving ratings of effective or higher.

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