A school district in North Carolina will abandon its adoption of value-added evaluations for teachers because it duplicates efforts already under way by the state and paid for by federal Race to the Top funds. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Interim Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh also announced Tuesday that plans to implement 52 year-end standardized tests -- for subjects not covered by state exams -- would be eliminated. The district planned to use the exams to gauge teacher effectiveness in currently untested subjects.

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