WPR News
6:47 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Teacher evaluations bill passes

Cheyenne, Wy – The state House is advancing a bill that would establish annual teacher evaluations that are based in part on student performance.
Senate File 146 passed a preliminary vote Friday and faces two
more votes in the House. The bill would require creation of standards for school
districts and administrators to measure teacher performance
annually and how to handle teachers who don't meet the standards.
The bill specifies that one measure of teacher performance is
whether a teacher's students show academic improvement.
It is one of two key proposed measures to address accountability
in public schools.
Many lawmakers and others contend the state's public education
system isn't providing students with the quality education that
they expect from a state that spends about $1.5 billion a year on
its schools.