Edit ModuleShow Tags

Seattle Times: Wash. Legislature passes teacher evaluation bill



From our news partners at The Seattle Times: The Washington state Legislature approved a bill that uses improvement in student test scores as a factor in hiring, firing and tenure decisions for teachers. By Rachel La Corte.

The Washington state Legislature approved a bill that uses improvement in student test scores as a factor in hiring, firing and tenure decisions for teachers.

The measure passed the House on an 82-16 bipartisan vote late Wednesday. The Senate already had passed the bill, so it now goes to the governor for her signature.

Rep. Bruce Dammeier, R-Puyallup, said that the bill will "put us a strong step forward toward a quality teacher in every classroom and a quality principle in every school building."

Under the bill, starting in the 2015-16 school year, evaluation results would be used as a factor in human resource decisions. Senate Bill 5895 also sets some new guidelines for principals, including a requirement to use teacher feedback in principal evaluations.

Read the full story here.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Family Events Calendar

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags