Students' test scores to be used to evaluate L.A. teachers

01/20/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Members of United Teachers Los Angeles have approved a teacher-evaluation method based in part on students' test scores. However, the deal limits the use of controversial value-added data and instead will measure teachers' effectiveness based on raw state test scores, district assessments and high-school exit exams, as well as attendance, graduation, suspensions and course-completion rates.

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