New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing tougher criteria to evaluate teachers, including greater use of student test scores, more rigorous observation in the classroom, and a higher bar to gain an overall positive rating. The teacher-evaluation system would replace the seniority-based system used in layoffs.
A version of this article appeared in the May 25, 2011 edition of Education Week as Gov. Cuomo Proposes Tougher Evaluations