LA bill would rate teachers based on test scores - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LA bill would rate teachers based on test scores

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A bill that would rate teachers by student test scores has been sent to the Louisiana House for debate.

House Bill 1033 authored by Rep. Frank Hoffman would require evaluations of teachers be done annually starting the 2012-13 school year.

The bill is proposing that 50% of the evaluation be based on the growth and achievement of the students throughout the year.

"Different students will grow in different amounts," said Jean Johnson, President of the Calcasieu Federation of Teachers.

Johnson feels standardized tests are not the way to evaluate teachers.

"We don't think this is the right instrument to use," said Johnson. "There are several things they don't take in consideration like the teachers who are not the core teachers."

The Calcasieu Federation of Teachers fears this new bill will be much like the TAP program - an evaluation program that was in place in Calcasieu Parish for three years.

Rick Kuykendall is a former teacher in Calcasieu Parish who was evaluated under the TAP program.

Kuykendall feels this new bill will only add stress to the teachers, and do less for the students.

"There are already evaluation processes in place," said Kuykendall. "I think this is something that is unnecessary and it's going to put more pressure on the teachers. Once again teachers are being guinea pigs for untested programs."

For more information on the developments of the bill click on "House Bill 1033" to the right.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Fenton city council reviews 2016 audit report

    Fenton city council reviews 2016 audit report

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:16 PM EST2017-12-13 04:16:22 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    Over a month ago KPLC  told you about audit issues happening in the town of Fenton.  Mayor Eddie Alfred's payroll records for last year showed he was overpaid over $12,000.  Tuesday night the village held their city council meeting where they reviewed last year's audit.  No comments were coming from Fenton Mayor Eddie Alfred or auditor Coy Vincent.  Tuesday night Fenton city council met to review the town's audit from last year.  Back in late October...More >>
    Over a month ago KPLC  told you about audit issues happening in the town of Fenton.  Mayor Eddie Alfred's payroll records for last year showed he was overpaid over $12,000.  Tuesday night the village held their city council meeting where they reviewed last year's audit.  No comments were coming from Fenton Mayor Eddie Alfred or auditor Coy Vincent.  Tuesday night Fenton city council met to review the town's audit from last year.  Back in late October...More >>
  • BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones wins U.S. Senate Special Election in Alabama

    U.S. Senate Special Election: Election Results

    Get up to the minute results for the U.S. Senate Special Election.

    More >>

    Get up to the minute results for the U.S. Senate Special Election.

    More >>
  • What happens if the FCC repeals Net Neutrality?

    What happens if the FCC repeals Net Neutrality?

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-12-13 01:34:29 GMT

    Where would we be without the Internet? Your access to information takes seconds Soon, things might change. The FCC announced, last week, a final proposal that would do away with net neutrality. That's coming to vote this Thursday. If this debated regulation is repealed, it may mean goodbye to open Internet, and hello to paying more in services or even a slower Internet speed. Let's break it down. Net neutrality, what is it? It’s a basic principle that prohibits internet p...

    More >>

    Where would we be without the Internet? Your access to information takes seconds Soon, things might change. The FCC announced, last week, a final proposal that would do away with net neutrality. That's coming to vote this Thursday. If this debated regulation is repealed, it may mean goodbye to open Internet, and hello to paying more in services or even a slower Internet speed. Let's break it down. Net neutrality, what is it? It’s a basic principle that prohibits internet p...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly