Nevada’s school system, and its students, can only succeed by retaining highly qualified teachers, who teach to the students, not to a test.
Our school system cannot rely on student achievement data to determine the quality of a teacher. There are currently three bills relating to teacher evaluations: AB212, AB320, and AB312.
AB 212, sponsored by Assemblymember Fumo, takes all student achievement data out of teacher evaluations. AB320, sponsored by Speaker Frierson and Assemblymember Fumo, prohibits using student testing data, but allows for other student learning goals in teacher evaluations up to 20%. AB312, sponsored by Assemblymember Miller, gives teachers who teach in overcrowded classrooms the highest score on measures influenced by class size.
NSEA has sponsored AB212, but we welcome all of these bills. The only way the most desirable bill will pass is with the strength of our teachers sharing their personal, classroom stories to expose the flaws with the current system.
Nevada State Education Association
The Nevada State Education Association represents the state’s teachers and education support professionals. NSEA is united to ensure an exceptional public education for every Nevada student.