Last week, classroom teachers voted overwhelmingly to approve a new system of evaluations, which include data from California Standardized Tests.
Sixty-six percent of UTLA’s rank and file members (11,185 teachers) voted yes, according to a UTLA press release (read full statement here).
The vote marks the end of a saga that began In November 2011, and the beginning of difficult phase in which the district must develop and implement the new plan. Superintendent John Deasy has a good deal of latitude in figuring out the specifics of the new evaluations. Of especial interest is just how much weight test scores will have.
Previous posts: Union Warns Against Rejecting Teacher Evaluation Deal, Teachers Set to Vote on Evaluation, Voices Urge “No” Vote On Evaluation, Next Steps to Finalize Teacher Deal (For more coverage, see: LA Times, Daily News, KPCC, Ed Source)