How should teachers of untested subjects be evaluated?

03/8/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

States and school districts in the U.S. are working to develop and implement new teacher-evaluation systems that incorporate student test scores, but are facing challenges evaluating educators who teach subjects not typically tested by the state. For teachers of these subjects -- from science and social studies to drama, art and music -- some states and districts now are developing end-of-course exams. However, some critics say this approach leads to more student testing that takes time away from learning.

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