Ohio Teachers Worried About Proposed Rating System

Dec 12, 2011

A state report shows Ohio teachers aren't particularly happy with the current way they are evaluated, but
they are worried about a new system that will take effect after next year.

The Columbus Dispatch obtained a copy of the report through a records request. It is due out Monday.

Each of Ohio's 614 school districts must adopt new evaluations that count student performance as half of the score by the 2013-14 school year. Individual districts can come up with their own plans.

Some teachers surveyed for they report said if they are going to be rated based on student performance, administrators should be too.

Some of the teachers also worried about biased administrators unfairly handling the evaluations.

Educators say they want classroom observation to be part of the ratings.