- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Obama administration has given Oregon schools a one-year reprieve in complying with rules for evaluating teachers under the No Child Left Behind law.

The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1tH7CDg) that in other states, teachers are judged in part by how well their students score on state standardized tests. The test score gains are judged using a uniform state formula.

In Oregon, teachers are allowed to decide which test scores or other student results will be measured and how large the student gains need to be for the teacher to meet yearly goals.

But the U.S. Department of Education said Thursday that for 2015-2016, Oregon will need more stringent guidelines about how student scores on the new Smarter Balanced tests will be used to judge teacher performance.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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