Ten school districts have been selected for the pilot year of New Jersey’s new teacher evaluation system, which grades teachers half on their students’ classroom performance.
Alexandria Township, Bergenfield, Elizabeth, Monroe Township, Ocean City, Pemberton Township, Red Bank, Secaucus, West Deptford Township and Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional will implement the system this schoolyear, the Star-Ledger reports, and the state plans to incorporate all its districts by 2012.
The other half of teacher evaluations will be based on a four-tiered system the pilot districts are tasked with helping to develop. Gov. Chris Christie plans to use the system to affect pay, tenure and seniority for teachers.