Published Online: June 14, 2011
Published in Print: June 15, 2011, as Union Backs Use of Test Scores in Evaluations

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Union Backs Use of Test Scores in Evaluations

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The Pennsylvania State Education Association, the state's largest teachers' union, issued a strong endorsement last week for using student test scores in evaluating teachers. It also proposed a streamlined dismissal process for teachers and principals. Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, wants statewide evaluation procedures in place by the 2012-13 school year that are expected to use student performance to judge teacher ability.

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