November 19, 2012
Teacher Evaluation and Student Performance
MYTH: Student academic performance will not be used to evaluate HISD teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.
FACT: Student academic performance will be one of the factors included in the annual appraisals of at least 3,500 HISD teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. These are teachers in core subject areas such as math, science, social studies, and English language arts. HISD’s goal is to include two measures of student academic performance as a component of the appraisal and development system for all 13,000 teachers. The district will expand the assignment of teacher ratings for student performance as more consistent and rigorous measures are identified and as the technology systems so support the appraisal system are developed. You can read more about HISD’s teacher appraisal and development system here: http://hisdeffectiveteachers.org/key-strategies/appraisal-and-development/.