Teacher Evaluation

6:00 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Survey: Teachers More Skeptical Of Evaluations Than Administrators

Indiana educators have voiced concerns about the evaluation changes since they were made two years ago.
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Indiana’s school principals changed the way they evaluate their teachers two years ago – and it’s been no secret that not everyone likes the modified evaluation system.

But a new study shows teachers tend to be a bit more skeptical about the system than the administrators in their buildings.

Teachers are now evaluated annually, and much of the process is left up to each individual school district.

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10:37 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Indiana Undecided About Whether Test Scores Should Figure Into Teacher Evals This Year

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Indiana education officials are trying to decide whether they should incorporate student test scores into teacher evaluations this year.

The U.S. Department of Education is allowing states to decide how test scores play into teacher performance ratings and many states are opting to wait another year before making any final decisions.

Many states are in a transition period when it comes to academic standards.

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9:22 am
Wed August 15, 2012

IN lawmakers study teacher evaluations

Members of the Education Study Committee listen to testimony during a hearing on teacher evaluations Tuesday.
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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.

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12:43 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

TSC adopts teacher evaluation model

The Tippecanoe School Corporation has a new model for evaluating educators.

The district board agreed to a set of standards for assessing teacher performance.

Indiana is requiring all districts to adopt an evaluation standard. 

The state’s version is called RISE. 

Assistant Superintendent Susan DeLong says while T-S-C’s model falls in line with state standards, it’s tailored more specifically to the needs of the corporation.

Corporations can use the state version, an adapted version, or their own model which is subject to review.

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4:52 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

WLCSC Prepares New Teacher Evaluation Model

A new model for evaluating teachers in West Lafayette is taking shape.

The district is submitting its proposal for gauging educators’ performance to the state Department of Education, according to reforms enacted last year.

Superintendent Rocky Killion thinks the model will help improve the quality of teaching in West Lafayette.

School districts are required to adopt teacher evaluation models by this summer.  They can create their own, adapt one based on Indiana’s RISE model, or use the RISE model as is.