Putting Education Reform To The Test

Most Northeast Florida Teachers Earn “Effective” Or “Highly Effective” Ratings

More than nine out of ten teachers in Duval and St. Johns schools were rated “effective” or better according to teacher evaluation data to be released statewide next week. But that hasn’t headed off criticism of the evaluations. Just 8 percent of teachers received the highest rating and many teachers don’t understand why (registration required).

In Duval County Public Schools, 90 percent of the 8,400 teachers are effective or highly effective, according to the state’s new evaluation system. And in St. Johns County, the state’s highest performing school district, an eye-popping 99.6 percent of its 1,880 teachers are either effective or highly effective.

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