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Mulgrew reacts to new teacher evaluation system

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A divided state Board of Regents on Sept. 16 proposed three changes to the state evaluation system aimed at making the process fairer: an appeals process to address aberrations in growth scores,ensuring that privacy protections to bar the release to the public of individual teachers’ growth scores will remain in force and the creation of a hardship waiver for school districts who find it difficult to hire outside evaluators.

In response, UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:

The changes to teacher evaluation urged by Commissioner Elia and adopted by the Regents today are important steps in the right direction, particularly in terms of addressing the inequities that the current growth score model produces for teachers at both the high and low ends of the student performance spectrum. However, much more needs to be done to create an accurate and effective evaluation system for teachers across New York State.

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