N.J. decides not to up the ante on PARCC for teacher ratings

Aug 6, 2015 by

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TRENTON —Teacher evaluations will be based on the same factors in 2015-16 as they were last year, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday.

The decision means metrics from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams will factor in only 10 percent of the review. Initially, the state was going to factor the PARCC results into 20 percent of the review.

The decision to keep PARCC’s weight at 10 percent was based on feedback from teachers and the fact that New Jersey does not yet have results from the first year of PARCC testing, Assistant Education Commissioner Peter Shulman told the state Board of Education. Without that data, the state doesn’t know how PARCC will affect teacher ratings, he said.

Source: N.J. decides not to up the ante on PARCC for teacher ratings | NJ.com

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