- New York state education officials are set to debut an evaluation system for New York City teachers and principals on Saturday.
- The evaluations created controversy earlier this year due to the city's loss $260 million in state funds when teachers unions and the city couldn't agree on how to rate instructor performance.
- The state's evaluation agreement will go into effect in September and is based on a template used by other districts in the state, with 40% of the score based on student performance and 60% based on principal observation and other subjective benchmarks.
- Teachers and principals will ultimately be rated as ineffective, developing, effective or highly effective.
From the article:
... City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said any evaluation system the state imposes could have a profound impact on generations of city students.
“A good evaluation plan is critical to improving our schools,” Walcott said.
“It must set clear expectations for teachers, provide them with meaningful feedback and allow principals to remove those who cannot improve.” ...