State releases evaluation data

97.3 percent rated effective or higher

Published on June 1, 2015

NJEA president Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement in response to the June 1 report released by the New Jersey Department of Education showing that 97.3 percent of New Jersey teacher met or exceeded expectations under the new AchieveNJ evaluation system: “It is encouraging, but not surprising, that 97.3 percent of New Jersey’s teachers were rated effective or highly effective in the first year of the new evaluation system. That says a lot about the exceptional quality of New Jersey’s teaching force and helps explain why our public schools are among the very best in the nation. Given the challenges teachers, administrators and districts faced in the first year of evaluations under AchieveNJ, these results are exceptional. Read more

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