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Thu November 29, 2012
MI Teachers Get First Report Card
Michigan just completed a review of its 96,000 teachers.
Even at the state's lowest performing schools, almost no teachers received poor ratings.
Teachers can be rated highly effective, effective, marginally effective and ineffective.
Statewide, only three percent of teachers got "ineffective" ratings.
And at the lowest-performing schools, not one teacher was rated in the lowest two categories.
Jan Ellis is with Michigan’s Department of Education. She says “I think this is pretty much what we expected for the first year…and given that the evaluation components and the weight on what districts use to determine teacher effectiveness are very different.”
Ellis says next steps are developing common standards, and how to best observe teachers in action.
- Chris Zollars, Michigan Radio Newsroom