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16% of educators earn top marks on new rating scale

The evaluation system will help determine tenure and pay raises

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 20, 2014

~~<p>Roughly 1 in 6 Hawaii public school teachers were deemed highly effective for the 2013-14 academic year under the state's newly implemented teacher evaluation system, while most educators were rated as effective.</p>
<p>The evaluations, which were rolled out statewide last school year, were a source of angst among teachers because student test scores eventually will be tied to a teacher's rating and determine eligibility for pay raises and termination. The so-called Educator Effectiveness System also was criticized by teachers and principals as being burdensome and overly complicated.</p>
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Roughly 1 in 6 Hawaii public school teachers were deemed highly effective for the 2013-14 academic year under the state's newly implemented teacher evaluation system, while most educators were rated as effective.

The evaluations, which were rolled out statewide last school year, were a source of angst among teachers because student test scores eventually will be tied to a teacher's rating and determine eligibility for pay raises and termination. The so-called Educator Effectiveness System also was criticized by teachers and principals as being burdensome and overly complicated. Login for more...



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