Accurate and fair teacher evaluations are critical to Nevada’s school system and student success.

The current teacher evaluation system relies on student achievement data, including high stakes test scores, which means high quality teachers are being judged by criteria out of their control. For instance, it is unfair and irresponsible to judge the quality of a teacher by the test scores of a student who comes to school hungry, is habitually absent, or who can’t stay awake in class.