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12/21/13

State Teacher Evaluations for Individual Schools Released

Boston Globe (11/21/13) Vaznis, James

Massachusetts school districts overwhelmingly gave their teachers and administrators high scores under a new performance-review system that aims to ferret out under-performing educators and offer helpful advice to the others. The first-ever, statewide school ratings reveal that most Massachusetts students receive classroom instruction that is engaging and that drives them to aim higher, said State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester. "I'm very encouraged by the results," he said. Overall, 7.4 percent of all educators and administrators evaluated during the last school year received the highest rating of exemplary; 85.2 percent were rated proficient; 6.8 percent were rated needs improvement; and fewer than 1 percent were scored as unsatisfactory.
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