APS votes on teacher eval plan

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Public Schools board voted tonight on a teacher evaluation plan, which they fully expect the state Public Education Department to deny.

The board voted 4-3 to submit a plan to the PED that would evaluate teachers based 40 percent on classroom observations, 30 percent on student achievement, and 30 percent on other measures. State rule requires plans that weight student achievement at 50 percent and classroom observations at 25 percent.

Since the plan is not compliant with state rule, board members said they expect it will be denied, and the district will likely be assigned a default evaluation system by the state. Some board members said that if they were assigned a default system, it would be very clear that they didn’t endorse the plan, and the plan belongs wholly to PED.

See my full coverage in tomorrow’s Albuquerque Journal.

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