LAKELAND | Polk County’s teachers won’t be evaluated based on student performance this year, The Ledger discovered Tuesday.
An education bill passed into law in April reduced student performance from 50 percent to 33 percent of a teacher’s evaluation score. But the Polk County School District has decided it will not be used at all, just for this year.
Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy and Polk Education Association President Marianne Capoziello sent teachers a joint email Thursday about the evaluation change.
“We will not use any end-of-year testing or other measures of student performance to calculate your final overall rating,” the email says.