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Missouri Approves New Pilot Teacher Evaluation System

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) —  Missouri education officials will start testing a new teachers evaluation system in an attempt to break away from the no child left behind standards. The system will begin this upcoming school year.

Mary Armstrong, St. Louis Teachers Union President, says she supports any system that uses multiple measures.

“You should have teacher assessments, you may have district assessments, and you may have student’s assessing their own performance in the classroom on a regular basis,” said Armstrong.

The union president went on to say, “We don’t control when the students are on level when they come into our classroom. We don’t control what’s going in their personal life. We take what we have and we try to move them forward.”

Schools can register online to start testing the new system. The program will be adjusted and revised for all school distrucs starting with the 2013-2014 school year.

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