NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The New York state Education Department imposed an evaluation system on New York City teachers Saturday after the city and the teachers’ union failed to agree on a way to measure teacher effectiveness.
The evaluation plan incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data. Twenty percent of each score will be determined by “locally selected measures” that individual schools can set.
“This is a clear win for students that will benefit generations of New York City public school children,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement. “Today marks a major milestone in our reform efforts, and it will benefit students for generations to come.”
Under the new system, the city’s 73,000 teachers will be rated highly effective, effective, developing or ineffective. Teachers who are rated ineffective two years in a row will face expedited disciplinary hearings.