Missouri House rejects legislation on teacher evaluations, tenure
04/11/2013 6:53 AM
05/20/2014 10:42 AM
The Missouri House has rejected legislation dealing with teacher tenure and evaluations for school administrators and teachers.
House members defeated the measure 102-55 late Wednesday.
The legislation, HB631, had called for schools to adopt evaluation systems for educators centered on student achievement. At least 33 percent of the evaluation for teachers responsible for courses subject to state assessments and for many administrators would have focused on student achievement and growth on assessments. Under the evaluations, educators would have been classified highly effective, effective, minimally effective or ineffective.
The measure also would have affected teacher tenure. Currently, Missouri teachers can receive tenure after spending five years with a school district. The House legislation would have focused upon how teachers are classified over time under the evaluation system.
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