Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Assembly May Vote on Test Scores

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Assembly May Vote on Test Scores

Article excerpt

The state Assembly is expected to vote today on a bill that would eliminate the use of students' standardized test scores as a factor in teacher evaluations.

The state Department of Education increased the weight of student test scores in teacher evaluations from 10 percent to 30 percent last month. The measure affects about 15 percent of teachers who give students the standardized exams in math and English language arts.

Tying student performance to teacher reviews is a hotly contested issue. New Jersey began using a system called AchieveNJ in 2013 that toughened evaluations and counted student improvement in test scores as 30 percent of teachers' marks.

The state lowered the measure of tests as a factor in teacher evaluations to 10 percent, as schools moved to new, tougher exams, before raising it again last month. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.