N.J. delays implementation of new teacher evaluation system

    Not all New Jersey schools will have to test out a new teacher evaluation system.

    So says state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf, who said the participation will include all districts, but will be limited to certain schools during the test period.

    NJ Spotlight reports the 10-district pilot program will be ready for the coming school year, but districts will be given a chance to adjust to the new evaluation model.

    The new system is part of Gov. Chris Christie’s education reform, and in part includes student test scores as a means for evaluating teachers. His initial plan called for implementing the pilot this year and expanding is state wide for the 2012-13 school year.

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