SANTA FE (AP) - A Public Education Department task force recommends that teachers be evaluated based on the achievement of their students.
The group's findings were announced Tuesday and the department posted a report on its website (http://bit.ly/oyLDn8 ).
The task force says half of the evaluation of some teachers should be based on their contributions to student academic growth as measured by standardized testing.
Other assessment factors include observations of the teacher and measures developed by local schools.
The report recommends overhauling New Mexico's three-tier pay system for teachers and providing incentive pay for teachers in certain subjects, such as math and science.
The task force recommends delaying a merit-based pay system until the 2013-14 school year.
Gov. Susana Martinez formed the task force after a teacher evaluation measure died in this year's Legislature.
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Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.
Police officers were called out to Lovelace Hospital on Saturday after a patient woke up to find his laptop missing.