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

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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.