A new Teacher-Principal evaluation system will be implemented statewide beginning next school year.
The new system is part of a broad education reform bill passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2010 and calls for a four-level rating system rather than the current, traditional two level ranking system of satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
Manson School District Superintendent, Matt Charlton, says districts across the state are training and preparing for the change.
Charlton admits that with anything new- some questions and concerns typically arise- and this new system is no different.
Some of the criteria for evaluating teachers will include centering instruction on high expectations for student achievement while recognizing individual student learning needs and developing strategies to address those needs.
Teachers will be required to demonstrate effective teaching practices, manage a safe, positive learning environment, and provide a clear and intentional focus on subject matter content and curriculum.
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