Putting Education Reform To The Test

Feedback Loop: Read Florida’s Teacher Evaluation Formula

Charles Trainor Jr. / Miami Herald

Advanced calculus teacher, Orlando Sarduy writes out the mathematical equation that will help grade teachers and determine how much they get paid. The formula considers 10 factors that influence how well a student does in school, but student poverty is not one of those factors.

A listener heard our recent story about Florida’s teacher evaluation formula, and asked us to post it on the StateImpact Florida Facebook page.

“You’ve made so much of its complexity,” Chris Harris wrote. “It seems the best way to demonstrate that is to publish it in its entirety.”

We agree, so here it is with all of its assumptions, explanations and reasoning, after the jump:


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