How should schools measure performance of those who teach specialized subjects?:

Florida educators who do not teach core subjects will be evaluated this year based in part on student scores in those subjects, under the state's new merit-pay law. "There has to be a better way to show how effective we are," theater teacher Vince Santo said. Some districts are developing standardized tests in specialized subjects, while some educators fear such tests will drain creativity from the curriculum.

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