Some time back, Oregon protested that a teacher’s performance evaluation depended heavily on how their students scored with standardized No Child Left Behind tests. Oregon’s position with the U.S. Department of Education was that linking teacher performance scores with how their students do on sterile federal assessments is an insult to the teaching profession.
Recently a compromise was struck between Oregon and the U.S. Department of Education. As long as Oregon gets on board with the teacher evaluation program, based partially on their students’ standardized test scores, and does it by the 2016 school year, the feds will go along with it.
Here’s more from the Oregonian. Click here.