Action by the Georgia Legislature in its 2013 session.
The Georgia Legislature has completed it annual session. One of the legislative actions with regards to Georgia Education was the passage of HB 244 that mandates that all Georgia Schools districts use the new teacher and administrator evaluation tools, TKES and LKES.
The 2011 2012 school year saw selected schools and teachers in those schools pilot the new evaluation study. A study of the pilot results show little change in the number of teachers found to be at the lowest level of performance similar to what has been the case with the current GTEP evaluation tool. The pilot results can be found on the Georgia Department of Education Website at http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/School-Improvement/Teacher-and-Leader-Effectiveness/Pages/default.aspx
The Georgia Waiver from "No Child Left Behind"
Do know what the waiver means for Georgia students; you as a Georgia Educator and for the state's schools. Going forward GASCD provide some insight into what the waiver has changed and what has not changed. We will invite experts to contribute to this discovery through explanation articles dialogue by posting on our blog or by participation in a forum.