Unsatisfactory Evaluations: Florida

Exiting Ineffective Teachers Policy

Goal

The state should articulate consequences for teachers with unsatisfactory evaluations, including specifying that teachers with multiple unsatisfactory evaluations should be eligible for dismissal.

Meets
Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2011). Unsatisfactory Evaluations: Florida results. State Teacher Policy Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/state/FL-Unsatisfactory-Evaluations-10

Analysis of Florida's policies

Florida requires local districts to place teachers who receive an unsatisfactory evaluation on an improvement plan. If a teacher does not successfully correct the identified deficiencies, he or she is formally eligible for dismissal at the district superintendent's discretion. 

Citation

Recommendations for Florida

State response to our analysis

Florida recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Research rationale

To review the process and types of personnel evaluations observed in other job sectors, including the problems inherent to some evaluation systems see, for example, Gliddon, David (October 2004). Effective Performance Management Systems, Current Criticisms and New Ideas for Employee Evaluation in Performance Improvement 43(9), 27-36.