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Florida parents can now see how students are performing
For the first time, Florida parents can see how thousands of teachers performed under a formula designed to evaluate how well students are learning.
Monday, the Department of Education released the performance scores for two-thirds of the state's teachers after losing a lawsuit.
The teacher scores are meant to measure how much a teacher helped a student learn.
Teacher scores are based primarily on how well students did on standardized tests such as FCAT.
They are very discouraged, again that the public is seeing them as someone who is not effective in classroom, in the majority of the time, this is not the case.
It's not fair, life is not fair unfortunately, they have to have some measure,
We all get judged in how we do in our jobs, and it think they should too
The Education Department released scores dating back to 2011.
The teachers' union says a bill is now in the state senate that will re-evaluate how they are graded.