MEA urges lawmakers to keep current teacher evaluation standards

Jun 11, 2018

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Credit steve carmody / Michigan Radio

Michigan’s largest teachers’ union is asking state lawmakers to prevent a change in the way teachers are rated on job-performance

Starting in the fall, a greater percentage of an educator’s evaluation will rely on how well students perform on standardized tests.  The percentage will rise from 25% to 40%.  

David Crim is with the Michigan Education Association. He says standardized test scores are not a reliable way to judge teachers.

A bill to keep the current teacher evaluation standards has waited for months to be taken up by the House Education Reform Committee.  

State lawmakers will take their summer recess in a few weeks.