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New Mexico Releases Latest Results of Controversial Teacher-Review System

By The Associated Press — September 19, 2017 1 min read

About 74 percent of public school teachers in New Mexico are rated as effective or better when it comes to their success in the classroom.

That’s the highest percentage of effective or better teachers since Gov. Susana Martinez adopted a new teacher-evaluation system four years ago.

The New Mexico education department this month unveiled the latest results under a much-debated system that’s the focus of an ongoing court battle. Earlier this year, the Martinez administration announced changes after meetings with teachers around the state to reduce the weight that standardized-test scores bear on the evaluations. The weight is among the highest in the nation.

The new results say the number of “highly effective” teachers rose 9 percent, while the number of “ineffective” teachers fell around 41 percent.

A version of this article appeared in the September 20, 2017 edition of Education Week as New Mexico Releases Latest Results Of Controversial Teacher-Review System

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