Charter schools get new teacher evaluation system
The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools has formally approved its plans for teacher and administrator evaluations at its member schools.
The organization will use materials reviewed and approved by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which contracted with the FCPCS to independently certify the evaluation plans. If the member schools adopt the model, they will be required to post the results online.
Charter schools have been the subject of efforts to ensure that they are accountable and meet quality standards at least similar to those of traditional public schools. The consortium has attempted to promote high quality charter schools, and to provide support to help them succeed, including in evaluations.
Charters are subject to the same statute as traditional schools relating to employee evaluations.