Some Pa. schools to begin pilot of new teacher-rating system

08/8/2011 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

About 20% of Pennsylvania school districts are set to participate this fall in a pilot of a system for evaluating teachers. The new system relies on value-added measures to determine about half of a teacher's rating, with the other half based on classroom observations and overall student achievement. Officials expect to make some changes to the program in its first year, before rolling it out to schools across the state in fall 2012.

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