Minden Press-Herald

Sep 18th

Reynolds agrees to evaluation bill compromise

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The disciplinary effects of a new statewide teacher evaluation system would be delayed for a year to give schools time to work out kinks in the assessment method, under a proposal backed Wednesday by the House Education Committee.

The evaluation system was pushed three years ago by Gov. Bobby Jindal and backed by lawmakers, slated to start this year. It will grade many public school teachers partly on student test scores, tying at least half of the review to students' improvement on standardized tests.

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