BOSTON (AP) – Public school teachers will soon be evaluated on student performance in the classroom and on Massachusetts standardized tests.
The state’s Education Board on Tuesday voted 9-2 to approve a proposal to evaluate teacher performance based on measurable student performance, such as their scores on the MCAS.READ MORE: I-Team: Law Passed During Pandemic Protects Nursing Homes From Lawsuits
Students would take new district-wide tests to help evaluate teachers who do not teach grades or subjects tested by the MCAS.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Laurie Kirby reports.
Evaluations would also be based on student performance in the classroom, and feedback from students and parents.READ MORE: Six Flags New England Reopens After More Than 13 Months
School administrators would perform the evaluations every 90 days to two years, depending on the teacher’s past assessments.
Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester recommended the initiative, which is the first update to state evaluation standards in 16 years.
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