State Board of Ed Moves Forward on New Teacher Evaluations

February 07, 2013 at 9:33 am

NJ Today’s Dari Kotzker reports on the first round of regulations adopted by the New Jersey Board of Education to guide districts in evaluating teachers.

There’s less than a year before the 2013-2014 school year begins and the full statewide roll-out of the new education evaluation system starts. Today the state Board of Education members, including Education Commissioner Chris Cerf, quickly adopted the first round of regulations to help guide districts in evaluating teachers’ performances.

“Today was just sort of a casting in cement what was already being done in ’12-13. Next month is going to be a time when we’re really going to provide a lot more details on the bill, where the bill is sort of silent, on things like how many observations are we going to require, what is student growth, how does that play into the sort of final sum of ratings,” said New Jersey Department of Education Assistant Commissioner and Chief Talent Officer Peter Shulman.

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