MD superintendent wants to delay Common Core teacher evaluations

By Glynis Kazanjian | Maryland Reporter

Maryland’s superintendent of schools told lawmakers Wednesday she supports legislation that would delay evaluating teachers on new Common Core student assessments for two years until the 2016-2017 school year.

Maryland was supposed to have fully implemented the curriculum based on Common Core standards this school year. Part of the new curriculum requires annual teacher evaluations to be based on standardized student test scores.

But teachers, parents and legislators argue that schools haven’t had adequate time to adjust to the program, which is still underway. Legislation introduced by Sen. Nancy King, D-Montgomery, a former school board member, would give teachers a reprieve until 2016.

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