News Release: Associated Press News
ATLANTA (AP) -- Student test scores are part of a new teacher and principal evaluation system that has won final approval from the state Board of Education.
In a release, officials say the board approved of implementing the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and the Leader Keys Effectiveness System at public and charter schools by the 2014-15 school year. Ratings for educators under the new system will range from one to four.
Aside from tracking student achievement, officials say the programs will also require school systems to base decisions on retention, promotion, compensation and other staffing issues on results of the evaluations.
Georgia School Superintendent John Barge says that based on the results of a pilot program, the department expects the evaluation system to improve communication and collaboration among school staff.