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Tennessee Education Review to Identify Key Concern
The head of an education foundation commissioned by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to review the state's new teacher evaluation system says it’s identified a key concern teachers have about the testing data used to evaluate them and will propose recommendations to address it.
Former state Senator Jamie Woodson says the State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE, report will be released today. Haslam announced in December he would commission an outside review of the heavily criticized new system. He asked for recommendations by this summer. Woodson says she won’t reveal the specific recommendations before the report’s release, but she does highlight three main concerns, one of which is that a majority of teachers don’t have individual value-added student growth data for their grades and subjects.