'Pay for performance' not recommended in Michigan teacher evaluation group's report

By mcee

Teachers in Michigan need a strong system for evaluating their performance, but those results should not be used to determine pay, according to the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness. Classroom performance and student growth over the school year are the key components of a new evaluation system recommended by a state work group tasked with developing a way to measure the effectiveness of teachers.

The group, created in 2011 to develop recommendations for how the state should judge teacher performance, released its report today after more than two years of study, discussion and a series of pilot programs testing
certain proposals.

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