Michigan governor OKs delay in teacher evaluation change

May 2, 2019 | Associated Press via The Detroit News

Michigan will delay a key change in its evaluation system for teachers and schools administrators under measures approved Tuesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The two bills will halt, at least for a year, a requirement that student growth and assessment data be given greater weight in educators’ year-end performance evaluations. Such information now accounts for 25% of an evaluation but was scheduled to rise to 40% this academic year under a 2015 law.

The change will be delayed until the 2019-20 school year.

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