Idaho is one of 29 states that does not require effectiveness data to influence teacher dismissals, according to a new report.
In 2016-17, 56 percent of teacher evaluations fully complied with state guidelines, according to a State Board of Education review. The 2015-16 compliance rate was 51 percent.
Board members approved the rule unanimously on Thursday, making it effective immediately.
Charlotte Danielson said local principals and administrators tend to overinflated evaluation scores because of social pressure.
Gov. Butch Otter requested $2.5 million. But legislative budget-writers sided with Otter on a jurisdictional battle, parking the $1 million in the State Board of Education’s budget.
In other news Tuesday, budget-writers approve $100,000 to replace Idaho’s reading test for kindergartners through third-graders.
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).
Education leaders share their thoughts and reactions to the education budgets proposed by Gov. Butch Otter and Superintendent Sherri Ybarra.
In 28 states — including Idaho — teachers can earn an evaluation score of “effective,” even if a teacher scores low on student growth measures.