Winter Park, Fla. — June xx, 2013 — Set to take effect this fall, Maryland’s new educator evaluation system specifies that student growth measures will account for 50 percent of a teacher’s or principal’s evaluation. Part of the new evaluation system requires the use of Student Learning Objectives (SLO) to gauge student growth. As a result, Maryland’s 24 school systems will be responsible for crunching the data for SLOs to determine if students achieved the academic goals set at the beginning of a course, and to determine an effectiveness rating for each teacher and principal as part of their annual...

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Leslie Eicher