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Apr 28, 2010 5:09 PM by Melissa Canone

Bill Would Rewrite Evaluation Process for Public School Teachers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that
would rewrite the evaluation process for public school teachers is
headed to debate in the Louisiana House.
The proposal would rate teachers in part on student test scores
and make it easier to dismiss them if they fail repeated reviews.
The measure sailed out of the House Education Committee without
objection Wednesday, over opposition from teacher unions.
The measure would require annual evaluations for all teachers
starting in the 2012-13 school year. At least 50 percent of that
review would be tied to student performance data and whether
students are improving their scores on accountability tests.
Teachers currently get formal evaluations at least once every
three years - but those aren't specifically tied to student
performance data.

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