Study: Most States Consider Student Learning in Teacher Reviews
Deseret News wrote:
The vast majority of states now require that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on student test scores — up sharply from six years ago. And in many states, those performance reviews could lead to a pink slip.
The comprehensive state-by-state analysis released Wednesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality shows 42 states and the District of Columbia have policies on the books requiring that student growth and achievement be considered in evaluations for public school teachers. In 2009, only 15 states linked scores to teacher reviews.
In 28 states, teachers with "ineffective ratings are eligible for dismissal," said the report by the Washington-based think tank.