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SB 5748 - Requires the Use of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations - Washington Key Vote

Timothy Sheldon voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-23) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires the Use of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the use of student test scores in teacher and principal performance evaluations.

Highlights:
  • Requires a public school district to use scores from federally-mandated statewide student assessments for the purpose of teacher and principal performance evaluations, beginning no earlier than the 2017-2018 school year, if the following criteria are met (Sec. 1):
    • The relevant assessment is determined to be a valid and reliable tool for measuring student growth; and
    • The use of relevant federally mandated statewide assessments as a measure of student growth is determined to strengthen and not undermine the existing teacher evaluation system.
  • Specifies that the use of standardized test scores as a factor of student growth data applies to reading, language arts, and mathematics classes (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires the Use of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

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