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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Plan to delay teacher grading set for hearing

  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to delay a new system for grading public school teachers in Oklahoma is scheduled for a hearing in a House committee.
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to delay a new system for grading public school teachers in Oklahoma is scheduled for a hearing in a House committee.
     
    The House Common Education Committee is set to vote Tuesday on a one-year delay of full implementation of the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System, or TLE.
     
    Under the bill by Bartlesville Republican Rep. Earl Sears, the part of the new grading system that requires classroom observation still will incorporated by the 2013-2014 school year. Additional components of the system that include things like test scores and other quantitative measurements would be delayed until the 2014-2015 school year.
     
    The bill also requires that certain probationary teachers be evaluated once during the fall semester and again during the spring semester.
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