ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new test program aimed at evaluating teachers at selected schools statewide will begin this fall.
The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MtjfeE ) that the evaluation program announced Wednesday will be based on a combination of student improvement on test scores, classroom observations and other measures. The evaluations will be part of a test program, which will not have any stakes for teachers — yet — and will be used to try out and improve the evaluation system.
A draft administrative rule will be released to the public Friday, launching a 30-day public comment period. The draft is based largely on a bill that passed the state House of Representatives with a strong majority during the most recent legislative session but died in the Senate.
Teachers unions have opposed the new system.
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