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New Report Gives Washington A Grade Of "C-" For Teacher Policies

2012

A new report released today by the not-for-profit, non- partisan National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) finds major advances in teacher policy across the country, largely driven by state adoption of policies for including student achievement as a measure of effectiveness in teacher evaluations, and using teacher effectiveness evidence in decisions about teacher tenure and dismissal.

The 2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides a detailed analysis of Washington's progress on the policies it sets for teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal.