Legislators target how teachers are evaluated, cutting test scores out of equation
Teacher evaluations are the focus of three bills at the Legislature, with one measure looking to eliminate student test scores from the process completely.
The measures came up before Assembly education committee members Monday. One bill eliminates student test scores from the evaluation process, another includes only local assessments, and a third gives a scoring boost to teachers in crowded classrooms.
Assemblyman Ozzie Fumo, D-Las Vegas, told committee members that he sponsored Assembly Bill 212 to completely remove student test scores in response to teachers who said the system evaluates them based on students they may not even teach. He acknowledged the challenges his bill faces with current political realities.
Charter school representatives spoke against a possible amendment to Fumo’s bill that would include this particular type of public school in the process. They said charter schools can be shut down for lack of efficacy.