Kansas is changing the way it evaluates the performance of both students and teachers.
As part of the process, the State Department of Education is holding a series of focus groups throughout the state, and one is scheduled for the metro area later this week.
In order to receive a federal waiver of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (also known as a flexibility waiver), states promised to use multiple measures of student growth and performance when evaluating the job performance of teachers and principals.
Local teachers, school administrators, students and support staff will provide input to state officials at a focus group scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District’s Central Office and Training Center.
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