Tennessee educators meet to devise new evaluation criteria

Teachers, principals in Tennessee met Saturday with other parties to brainstorm ways they will be evaluated under initiatives that were promised when the state was chosen to receive federal Race to the Top funding. Half of teachers' evaluations will be based on student achievement. However, of the state's 334 subject areas, just 10 are the subject of standardized tests, and educators worked Saturday to determine how teachers in subjects such as physical education or art might be evaluated.

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