Some experts question accuracy of numbers, which were gathered from 2012-13 school year




GREENFIELD — Teacher-evaluation data released this week for the first time were supposed to provide a good analysis of the job educators are doing.

But Hancock County administrators caution that the data – which show the vast majority of county teachers are doing a good job – shouldn’t be treated as gospel. And statewide, education policy experts and lawmakers say the results are suspect because only 2 percent of educators were characterized as needing improvement. Fewer than 1 percent of teachers statewide were rated “ineffective.”

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