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Are teacher evaluations in California shortchanging kids?

Published Friday July 29

MARTINEZ — Is it fair to use students’ standardized test scores to measure teacher effectiveness in the classroom? A lawsuit filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court by Students Matter, the same education policy nonprofit that challenged the state’s teacher tenure system, says yes. And it believes districts that do not use standardized tests to evaluate teachers’ effectiveness are violating the law.

The lawsuit, Jane Doe v. Antioch Unified School District and al, seeks to force thirteen school districts, including Antioch, Pittsburg, San Ramon Valley and Fremont Union High, to use state standardized test scores as one measure of teachers’ annual job reviews.

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