Unsatisfactory Evaluations: Indiana

Exiting Ineffective Teachers Policy


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

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

Analysis of Indiana's policies

Indiana requires that teachers who receive an "ineffective" or "improvement necessary" evaluation rating be placed on a "remediation plan." The teacher has 90 school days to correct the deficiencies noted in the evaluation rating.

All teachers who receive "ineffective" ratings are considered to be probationary and are subject to dismissal upon receiving a second ineffective rating the following year. 


Recommendations for Indiana

State response to our analysis

Indiana 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.