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Suit Filed to Force Use Of Test Scores in Reviews

By Stephen Sawchuk — August 04, 2015 1 min read

A lawsuit has been filed in California by Students Matter, contending that some districts have inked collective bargaining agreements prohibiting the use of test scores to evaluate teachers. Those pacts, the suit charges, contravene state law, which requires “pupil progress” on tests as one component of evaluations.

The group behind the suit is the same one that was victorious in Vergara v. California, which challenged the state’s teachers’ tenure and due process protections.

The 13 districts cited in the new lawsuit educate some 250,000 students.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 05, 2015 edition of Education Week as Suit Filed to Force Use Of Test Scores in Reviews

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