The Tennessee Education Association -- the state's largest teachers union -- agreed to the use of student test scores in teacher evaluations. The compromise deal with Gov. Phil Bredesen provides educators the authority to choose which data will be used. Under the agreement, 35% of teachers' annual evaluations would be based on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, while 15% would be based on other student-performance measurements agreed upon by teachers and administrators. Principals would be evaluated similarly.
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