Crouch Votes to Remove State Test Scores as Criteria for Teacher Evaluations

May 3, 2018

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) showed his support for a bill that passed the Assembly which would remove state standardized test scores as criteria for teacher and principal evaluations (A.10475). The current law, which passed in 2015, adopted a new annual teacher and principal evaluation system that required the use of state-created or administered assessments as a subcomponent to determine a teacher or principal's effectiveness.

“I am very happy to see power back in the hands of teachers and principals,” said Crouch. “The legislation that passed in 2015 ignored the fact that students are individuals, and placed a burden on teachers and principals. As we saw, parents and students made their voices heard through walkouts around the state, and legislators listened. I am very proud to have voted in favor of this legislation and put power back in the hands of the individuals who know their students best.”