State plans teacher evaluation system

Mississippi’s teachers may soon be measured in new ways.

The state’s Department of Education is developing a system for evaluating its educators that could be ready to be used during the 2014-15 school year. It would be used to help identify training needs of individual teachers, said Daphne Buckley, deputy state superintendent for quality professionals and special schools.

“We want to be able to really differentiate effectiveness,” Buckley said. “We want to see the strong teachers so we can draw from their strengths, and we want to see if teachers have challenges so we can address those challenges in order to improve their practice.”

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