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StateImpact Indiana: Teacher Evaluations

by Elle Moxley

February 21, 2013

State law requires that school districts evaluate teachers annually and tie those assessments to pay.  The new law took effect in August — and that means some Indiana teachers will be getting bonuses based on their classroom instruction for the first time this year.  Districts can use an Indiana Department of Education-approved evaluation system or design their own, but all schools must include student growth data — think test scores — as part of a teacher’s rating. StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley shows us what that process looks like in one Indianapolis district.

StateImpact Indiana is a collaboration between NPR and your Indiana Public Broadcasting stations.