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State Department of Education tweaks teacher evaluation system

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 13, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Calling its teacher evaluation system too complicated and &quot;too one-size-fits-all,&quot; the state Department of Education on Thursday announced more than a dozen changes to essentially cut in half the workload required to prepare for and perform the annual reviews, which teachers and principals have bemoaned since the rollout last fall.</span></p>
<p>&quot;We're looking at a pretty significant reduction in the amount of time that is required to complete teacher evaluations,&quot;schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi said at a news conference Thursday. &quot;We have basically three themes to the modifications: simplify, streamline and differentiate (the approach for teachers based on need).&quot;</p>
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Calling its teacher evaluation system too complicated and "too one-size-fits-all," the state Department of Education on Thursday announced more than a dozen changes to essentially cut in half the workload required to prepare for and perform the annual reviews, which teachers and principals have bemoaned since the rollout last fall.

"We're looking at a pretty significant reduction in the amount of time that is required to complete teacher evaluations,"schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi said at a news conference Thursday. "We have basically three themes to the modifications: simplify, streamline and differentiate (the approach for teachers based on need)." Login for more...



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