News in Brief
Most Hawaii Teachers Rated High Under New Evaluations
Roughly 98 percent of Hawaii public school teachers were rated as either "highly effective" or "effective" in their jobs for the 2013-14 academic year, under the state's new teacher-evaluation system, according to data released last week.
Out of 11,300 teachers who were evaluated, 1,800 teachers (16 percent) were rated as highly effective. Another 9,300 (81.7 percent) received an effective rating, while 248 teachers (2.1 percent) were rated as "marginal" and 25 teachers (0.2 percent) were deemed "unsatisfactory."
Starting this school year, only teachers rated as highly effective or effective will be eligible for pay raises and tenure the year after the rating. Teachers rated as marginal will get the opportunity to improve, while unsatisfactory teachers can be fired.
Vol. 34, Issue 02, Page 4