Los Angeles Teachers Agree to Have Test Scores Factored Into Performance Evaluations

by Colonel on January 20, 2013

“Teachers in Los Angeles have agreed to have test scores factored into performance evaluations in the nation’s second-largest school district, their union said on Saturday in a concession. …

United Teachers Los Angeles said in a statement that 66 percent of the nearly 17,000 members who cast ballots had voted in favor of the new agreement on evaluations. The union has more than 30,000 members in a district second in size only to New York.

The question of how best to evaluate teachers – and how districts can remove failing ones – has sparked clashes across the country between school officials and teachers’ unions. …

A tentative agreement had been reached late last year between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers’ union over evaluations, after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant ruled that test scores had to be a part of teacher evaluations.

” – (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Eric Beech), Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters

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