As a new school year begins, it’s not just students who have homework due. Hoosier school corporations are required to submit new teacher evaluation programs to the state Department of Education by next month.
Some legislators are concerned about the effectiveness of the evaluations. They met Tuesday for a summer study committee to hear from the state Department of Education about its plan.
School administrators are getting a better understanding of a new state system of evaluating teachers.
About 300 educators are participating in training sessions, including one in West Lafayette, on the RISE Initiative which categorizes teachers into four categories – highly effective, effective, needs improvement, and ineffective.
Professional Development Director for Wabash Valley Education Center Tami Hicks says depending on how teachers are rated could impact their pay.