Connecticut teacher evaluation data likely to be made public, not individual scores

Controversy is mounting over whether the state will require teachers to be evaluated and graded based partly on student test scores, but under pressure from the Freedom of Information Commission, the state is poised to begin releasing some evaluation data to the public.

The state legislature is currently considering a bill, sponsored by 52 of its 187 members, that would override the State Board of Education's push to link student test scores and teacher evaluations.

In the four years since the state overhauled its teacher evaluation system to include student and parent surveys, unannounced classroom observations, and eventually student test scores, the results of those evaluations have been shrouded in secrecy. Continue…