New Manchester school district standards to give teachers more leeway
The new plan for teachers and administrators, outlined on Tuesday before the school board's Curriculum and Instruction Committee, is in several ways less rigorous than the previous plan.
Among the differences between the current system and the new one:
No evaluations will be linked to student performance assessment tests, although this is a feature of the “State Model System” proposed by the state Department of Education’s Task Force on Effective Teaching in 2013.
Both the current system and the revised one primarily affect schools targeted for special federal funding because of poor test scores and disparities between the performance of minority and white students.
“SIG schools already have this in place,” she said. “Our Title I schools need to think about piloting. They need to be in place a year from now. Our non-Title I schools need more time and training.”
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