Student scores could count for half of Tennessee teacher tenure

01/10/2010 | Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has proposed a plan to determine teacher tenure based partially on student test scores -- a move that would require a change to state law. Teachers say many factors other than quality teaching affect student scores, and allowing student scores to make up 50% of the tenure decision would be unfair. Some music and arts teachers also question how the proposed change would work for them since there are no standardized tests for their classes.

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