This month will be busier than usual for Oklahoma school superintendents.
In addition to the normal tasks associated with preparing for a new school year, district officials are getting ready to implement new federal curriculum standards. At the same time, officials are about to launch a new system for evaluating teachers and administrators.
Officials have about a month to train their staffs on the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness evaluation system, which rates teachers on everything from student test scores to classroom management, The Oklahoman reported recently. Other changes include the way in which teachers earn tenure and the practice of forcing districts to fire teachers who earn “ineffective” ratings for two consecutive years.
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