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NY State Education Dept. releases scores for many teachers, principals

The state Education Department has just released new ratings of thousands of teachers and principals in New York. The ratings are based on student scores on state assessments. They have been sent to district officials, but will not be released to the public.

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Just over 33,000 teachers received what’s called a state growth score.  Of those, seven percent were deemed highly effective, 77 percent were effective, 10 percent were developing, and six percent were ineffective.

The scores will count toward teacher evaluations for last school year 2011-2012.

Under a state law passed this year, individual teacher ratings will not be released to the public, although parents will be able to get the rating for their children's teachers.

In a press release, the Education Department noted that only 3,556 principals and approximately 15 percent (33,129) of teachers statewide will have growth scores based on State assessments in 2011-12, and the growth scores will represent only one-fifth of the overall evaluation. 

For most school districts in the State, under the new law passed earlier this year, evaluations will be implemented over the course of the 2012-13 school year and full evaluation scores will not be available until Fall 2013. 

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