Indiana House backs no test scores in teacher evaluations

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Schools would no longer be required to use student standardized test scores in teacher evaluations under a bill approved by the Indiana House.

The 100-0 vote on Monday would repeal a state mandate dating from a 2011 Republican-driven education overhaul that school districts incorporate those student exam results in their teacher evaluations, which are used in determining merit pay raises.

Democrats supported the change while arguing the requirement should never have been adopted and was a “false promise” that a student test could determine who are good teachers. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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