The second year of Indiana’s new system for evaluating teachers shows the vast majority of the state’s educators were certified as doing their jobs effectively.
Indiana education department data for nearly 58,000 teachers show that less than 0.5 percent were rated “ineffective” during the 2013-14 school year, about the same as the previous year. An ineffective rating can place teachers at risk of termination.
The data also show a slightly lower percentage of teachers, just below 2 percent, were rated in the second-lowest of four categories, called “improvement necessary.” The percentage of educators in the top category, rated “highly effective,” rose from 26 percent to 35 percent.
A version of this article appeared in the January 14, 2015 edition of Education Week as Ind. Teacher Reviews Show Vast Majority ‘Effective’