The state Board of Education officially adopted on Friday an evaluation system for teachers and principals that is partly based on student achievement, according to the Post-Chronicle.
For teachers, 45 percent of their evaluations will be based on student advancement (with half of that based on standardized tests results), 40 percent will be based on observations, 10 percent on peer or parent feedback and 5 percent on student feedback or overall school achievement.
Principals will also be evaluated mainly on student advancement, observations and feedback, but 5 percent will be based on teacher and staff performance.
Evaluations will based on a four-level rating system — exemplary, proficient, developing and below standard — and is scheduled to begin in July 2013.
Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed an that seeks to improve the state's underperforming schools and close its achievement gap, which, according to the Post-Chronicle, is the highest in the nation.