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State Board of Ed. reacts to teacher evaluation data

The Indiana State Board of Education discussed recently released data about teacher evaluation results at its monthly meeting. Some board members are concerned about the results.

Indiana State Board of Education members are now speaking out about a disparity between schools receiving failing grades and the amount of teachers rated as effective or highly effective.

New data shows that 87 percent of the state's teachers fall into those two categories, while only 2 percent need improvement, and less than 1 percent rated as ineffective.

Some state board members asked for a breakdown of the criteria schools are using to evaluate teachers at their monthly meeting Wednesday.

We have to find a new way to get accurate results for our teachers to continue to improve what’s in the classroom,” said at-large SBOE member Gordon Hendry.

Others even called for an overhaul of the rating system.

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