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More and more Idaho high school students are taking — and passing — rigorous Advanced Placement classes. But like other rural states, Idaho’s numbers are still lagging.
The law is designed to reward teachers who take on added responsibilities, and the premiums will cost $17.4 million in 2017-18. But the money isn’t always spent as lawmakers intended — or as the law requires.
Charlotte Danielson said local principals and administrators tend to overinflated evaluation scores because of social pressure.
This is the first year districts were required to report bullying incidents to the state and it will be used as a baseline measure to gauge progress.
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.”