New York Releases Teacher Evaluations

08.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

It was supposed to go live last October-- but finally, after much contention, late last night, the State Education Department made its preliminary statewide 2012-2013 teacher evaluation results public,  after putting in place educator privacy protections.  Here's how it works: each teacher gets a rating between 1 and 100. 20% is based on how their students do on math and English tests,  20% from local testing, and 60% on classroom observations and student and parent feedback. Based on the number, they're rated highly effective, effective, developing or ineffective. It is against state law to place a teacher's name on the website, but you can find the percentage of staff in a school or district-- and how they rate. To see the ratings, visit: https://data.nysed.gov/