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Officials change rules for D.C. teacher evaluations

Thursday - 5/24/2012, 8:29am  ET

WASHINGTON - Officials say the District of Columbia is changing the rules for its teacher evaluations.

The Washington Examiner ( http://bit.ly/JJLwhX) reports that the Office of the State Superintendent of Education announced on Wednesday that D.C. Public Schools and some charter schools will no longer have to base 50 percent of a teacher's evaluation on the citywide test known as the D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System.

Officials say instead that the standardized tests can count toward 30 percent of the evaluation, or any variation in between 30 and 50.

Washington Teachers' Union President Nathan Saunders says he believes weakening the test's role in evaluations is a move in the right direction.

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Information from: The Washington Examiner, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com


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