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New PA Teacher Evaluations

New PA Teacher Evaluations

HARRISBURG, PA (WENY)---New teacher evaluations have the support of the Pennsvlvania House.

In a preliminary vote, the House voted 199 to zero in favor on a plan to widen the scope of evaluations for teachers and principals across the state. The bill would replace the present evaluation system, which is based entirely on in-school observations.

A new hybrid system would rely on those observations for only half of an educator's rating. The other half would be based on a variety of measures of student achievement, including standardized test scores and even school projects.