Through 2014-15, Florida school district had the ability to set teacher evaluation ratings the student performance results they received.
That flexibility no longer exists for the teachers of classes that include state tests.
The Florida Board of Education on Thursday adopted a new rule connecting value-added model results to evaluation rankings, from highly effective through unsatisfactory, for those teachers.
“That has been a district decision to this point,” deputy commissioner Juan Copa said. “This rule sets one statewide standard … to be used starting with 2015-16.”