NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York’s Education Department will announce its recommendations for evaluating teachers as soon as next week.

A first draft of the evaluation plan may be made public by May 18th, when the Board of Regents meets, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.

The new rules are due by June 30th.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had wanted a heavier emphasis on student test scores, Murnane reported. In his State of the State speech, Cuomo noted college readiness was lagging compared to teacher effectiveness statistics.

“Everyone will tell you, nationwide, the key to education reform is a teacher evaluation system,” Cuomo said. “Why? So you know what teachers are doing well, what teachers need work.”

Hundreds of districts were expected to comply with the new system by September, Murnane reported. They’re being allowed to apply for waivers, delaying implementation until September of 2016.


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