In 28 of the 29 schools, at least 91 percent of teachers earned an overall score of “proficient” or better on their evaluation.
“…Dunn misrepresented or deliberately omitted information regarding the evaluation of personnel…” a state agency ruled.
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.
Charlotte Danielson said local principals and administrators tend to overinflated evaluation scores because of social pressure.
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).
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.”
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.
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.
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.