NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A measure that adjusts the way Tennessee evaluates its teachers has been introduced in the State Legislature.
Governor Haslam proposed the bill, temporarily lowering how much of a teacher’s evaluation depends on student test scores. Currently, 35 percent of an educator's evaluation is composed of student achievement data.
Barbara Gray, President of the state’s largest teacher’s union applauds the proposal. She says the current student assessment, the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS), is deeply flawed.