Monday, July 21, 2014

Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations

From our friends at the Baltimore Sun.
Reporter Liz Bowie
liz.bowie@baltsun.com. 

For the complete story go here.

Maryland can put off using test scores to evaluate teachers through the next school year under a waiver to federal law.

The U.S. Department of Education granted Maryland a one-year extension that will allow it to put off using annual test scores, given in grades three through eight, as part of a teacher's evaluation. The extension was expected, and Maryland legislators had already passed a law prohibiting the use of test scores until the 2016-2017 school year.

and:

 "This is only a one-year agreement to live through the on-boarding of the new assessment," said Maryland State School Superintendent Lillian Lowery.

1 comment:

  1. Sound familiar? Complaints were filed. Nothing was done.

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