Tenn. county could be model for successful teacher-evaluation system

As Tennessee rolls out a new teacher-evaluation system, officials in Knox County say their system could serve as a model of success. Four years ago, the district introduced the TAPsystem, which ties annual teacher evaluations to student test scores, pays the best teachers more and offers professional-development opportunities. The system -- supported by unions and other stakeholders because of its focus on teacher training -- is credited with turning around struggling schools.

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