Bill Delaying Use of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations Passes

As reported by the US Department of Education, the General Assembly has passed a bill to delay the integration of new state test scores into teacher evaluations. As described,

[The bill] strongly supported by Maryland’s teachers’ unions, won final approval from state lawmakers April 2. It’s now awaiting Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature.

The bill would prohibit such data from having consequences for teachers until the 2016-17 school year.

For more information, see the full story from the US Department of Education and our previous posts on Conduit Street, Senate Votes to Delay New Teacher Evaluations, Legislators Consider When to Use Student Assessments in Teacher Evaluations, and Superintendent Lowery Supports Delay in Teacher Evaluation Changes.