50 State Guide to the Use of Student Growth Scores in Teacher Evaluation

Below find out where your state stands in the use of student growth scores in teacher evaluations.

States that do not use student growth scores in teacher evaluations:
California, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Texas, Vermont, Alabama

States in which student growth scores are less than 20% of a teacher’s evaluation, or that assign no specific percentage to growth scores:
North Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

States that count student growth scores as 20%- 29% of teacher evaluations, or have policy qualifiers such as “scores should be used as a significant or substantial factor”:
Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota

States that require student growth scores to comprise 30% to 45% of a teacher’s evaluation:
Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia

States that require student growth scores to comprise 45% or more of a teacher’s evaluation:
Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin.

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  1. Ruth Tate

    Student test scores should not be used in teacher evaluations!

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