House OKs bill altering Ohio teacher evaluations

A bill reducing the number of state-mandated evaluations required for well-rated public school teachers has unanimously cleared the Ohio Senate.
Associated Press
Dec 5, 2013

The proposal was prompted by educators’ concerns that Ohio’s new evaluation rules require more classroom observation sessions, reports and conferences than can be reasonably handled by existing staff.

State Sen. Randy Gardner of Bowling Green sponsored the measure, which passed Wednesday and now heads to the Ohio House.

Under an evaluation law that kicked in this year, principals must perform two 30-minute classroom observations each year for all teachers, bestowing ratings of “accomplished” “skilled” “developing” or “ineffective” Once rated “accomplished” teachers can be evaluated every other year.

Gardner’s proposal said both accomplished and skilled teachers need only be evaluated every three years. It makes other adjustments to evaluation measures.

Comments

pigeon farmer

Politician swine should be held to standard just like the teachers. Why do the politicians refuse to take drug tests? Vote every incumbent out of office.

KnuckleDragger

They are already held to that standard. Whenever their term is up the voters decide whether or not they will keep their job. Maybe you should go back to school and re-learn how our political system works.

Jack518

because they would fail