Michigan districts start testing teacher evaluation methods

PORT HURON, Mich. – Fourteen school districts are testing different teacher evaluation models for statewide consideration, the (Port Huron) Times-Herald reported.

The Times-Herald reported that the Port Huron Area School District, one of the 14 test districts, will use both its existing teacher evaluation model as well as the one it is trying for the state.

The goal of the pilot program is to find a teacher evaluation model that is reliable and objective, reports the Times-Herald, and can fit within recent legislative changes to teacher tenure.

SOURCE: (Port Huron) Times-Herald, “Port Huron Area School District to test teacher tests,” Aug. 24, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Education Digest, “Forthcoming Study Finds Evaluation May Help Teachers Improve,” Aug. 14, 2012