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Thu April 12, 2012
NM Agency To Develop Teacher Evaluation Changes
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says her administration will develop a new system this summer for evaluating the performance of teachers and principals partly based on student achievement.
The Public Education Department will propose regulations next month and then hold public hearings.
Martinez said Wednesday the system will be made final this summer and be fully implemented in the 2013-2014 school year.
There will be pilot projects for the evaluation system in the school year starting in August.
A teacher evaluation proposal passed the House earlier this year but died in the Senate.
New Mexico promised to change its evaluation system as part of a federally approved plan allowing the state to implement its own school grading program rather than follow the mandates of the No Child Left Behind law.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.