Members of the Indiana board of education say a new performance-evaluation system failed parents, students, and teachers when results released last week found only 2 percent of educators in need of improvement.
Some board members, along with state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz, echoed concerns of lawmakers and education policy experts who had criticized the evaluations as too good to be true.
Almost 88 percent of teachers were rated “effective” or “highly effective,” about 2 percent were rated in need of improvement, and less than half a percent were deemed ineffective, the lowest grade.
A version of this article appeared in the April 16, 2014 edition of Education Week as Ind. Board Members Say Teacher Ratings Unfair