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Most Florida teachers rated effective or highly effective



UPDATE: The DOE released this statement late in the afternoon — "Hillsborough County Management Information Systems staff notified the Department of Education that the total count of teachers reported to the department in their Initial Report on Personnel Evaluations contained duplicate records. The department has reviewed all records and found duplicate reporting in some other district reports, as well. We appreciate Hillsborough bringing this information to our attention and the department expects to be posting an updated report in the morning."

ORIGINAL POST: Florida's new teacher evaluation model is far from popular, with teachers complaining loudly that counting student test scores for half their score is unfair and filled with potential for inaccuracy.

The 2011-12 preliminary evaluation results, however, show little difference from the old evaluation system in which nearly all teachers were rated as "satisfactory." With the new rankings, 22.2 percent of classroom teachers received a "highly effective" mark, while another 74.5 percent were deemed "effective," according to a newly released report.

Locally, the results looked like this:

District  • Highly Eff.  • Eff.  • Needs Imp.  • Developing  • Unsatis. •  Not rated

Hernando  • 16.9% • 81.7% • 0.8%  • 0.5%  • 0.0%  • 5.1%

Hillsborough  • 42.3% •  55.3% •  1.3%  • 0.0%  • 1.1%  • 6.6%

Pasco  • 3.6%  • 94.8%  • 1.1%  • 0.5% • 0.0%  • 38.4%

Pinellas • 5.3%  • 73.2% •  17.8% •  3.4%  • 0.3%  • 24.0%

The report also includes ratings of school administrators -- 21.9 percent got highly effective, 72.1 percent effective and 5.5 percent needs improvement. Pinellas schools had the highest rate of administrators rated needs improvement, with 45.7 percent. It's important to note that each district set its own criteria for the ratings, which were collected by the state.

See the full report, including school by school numbers. Follow our story as it develops.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 8:18pm]


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