In 28 of the 29 schools, at least 91 percent of teachers earned an overall score of “proficient” or better on their evaluation.
Idaho’s teachers are evaluated every year on a scale of 1 to 4. We discovered that 95 percent of Idaho’s teachers earn a 3 for a variety of reasons. Some superintendents admit to intentionally giving all teachers 3s, declaring it “none of the state’s business.” Yet, the state ties teacher pay to those evaluation. Here is our two-year series of stories on this topic
Kerby reprimanded for violating state law and code of ethics
The lawmaker and former superintendent “willfully or deliberately” omitted teacher evaluation data, according to a state review panel.
State reprimands Sugar-Salem superintendent for altering data
“…Dunn misrepresented or deliberately omitted information regarding the evaluation of personnel…” a state agency ruled.
97 percent of teachers earn top marks on latest evaluations
State Board of Education member Debbie Critchfield believes evaluations are improving and the State Board has added more transparency to the process with its annual review process.
Danielson framework creator expresses concerns over Idaho teacher evaluations
Charlotte Danielson said local principals and administrators tend to overinflated evaluation scores because of social pressure.
New evaluation report outlines improvements — and ongoing confusion
Fewer than half of evaluations reviewed met all the criteria, according to a State Board of Education report issued Thursday. School leaders say they want better direction going forward. (INSIDE: short video clip of the “salient” point).
Confusion abounds in wake of teacher evaluations review
Some school districts destroy classroom observations, while others keep them and were able to give them to the state for review. A state spokesman said submitting the observations for review “wasn’t optional.”
More errors uncovered in state’s flawed teacher evaluation report
Leaders of two additional school districts said they inaccurately reported awarding identical evaluation scores to all teachers in order to meet a state reporting deadline.
Most teachers receive high marks in error-filled evaluation data
Administrators from 35 school districts and charter schools awarded identical overall scores to all of their teachers, while three school districts confirmed errors or omissions among the data.
Superintendent: Evaluations altered to protect teacher privacy
Sugar-Salem superintendent says release of data he considers private could further hinder efforts to recruit teachers, thereby undermining the goal of the carer ladder salary law.