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Ybarra seeks teach eval changes

Schools chief Sherri Ybarra is planning to overhaul or replace the state’s teacher evaluation model in the wake of reports revealing widespread data inaccuracy. During an interview Tuesday, Ybarra said the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching is being inappropriately applied as an accountability companion piece to the state’s teacher pay model. “We have told folks over and over and over and over again that this is a problem,” Ybarra said. “The right thing to do is to stop doing what’s wrong and change it.” The state and most of its school districts use the Danielson model as a measure of teacher performance and a basis for evaluations. In 2015, the Idaho Legislature partially tied hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayers’ money to teacher evaluations through the career ladder salary law/Clark Corbin, IdahoEdNews. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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