Most Collier, Lee teachers rated 'effective,' state report shows

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Lenore Brakefield, left, congratulates Lely High School music teacher John Stein as she surprises him with a grant for his music classroom at Lely on Tuesday morning. 119 grants were given out at 44 schools in Collier County totaling to $72,000 for educational tools for the classroom.

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Scott McIntyre/Staff Lenore Brakefield, left, congratulates Lely High School music teacher John Stein as she surprises him with a grant for his music classroom at Lely on Tuesday morning. 119 grants were given out at 44 schools in Collier County totaling to $72,000 for educational tools for the classroom.

The majority of teachers in Collier and Lee county schools were deemed effective on the state's new evaluation system.

Ratings of teachers and administrators were released today by the state Department of Education, which broke them down by district and school. Individual ratings were not released.

The possible scores are highly effective, effective, needs improvement, developing or unsatisfactory. The evaluation model has led to controversy because it's based in part on a value added model, which is meant to determine teachers' impact on student learning. But critics point out that the model judges some teachers on subjects they don't teach, because it's based on reading and math scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

Below are the ratings earned by teachers in Collier and Lee, compared with those for the entire state. Some teachers were not evaluated this year.

Collier

Highly effective - 4.3 percent

Effective - 95.2 percent

Needs improvement - .3 percent

Developing - .2 percent

Unsatisfactory - 0 percent

Lee

Highly effective - 9.2 percent

Effective - 88 percent

Needs improvement - 1.2 percent

Developing - 1.3 percent

Unsatisfactory - .4 percent

State

Highly effective - 22.2 percent

Effective - 74.5 percent

Needs improvement - 1.9 percent

Developing - 1 percent

Needs improvement - .3 percent

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OldMarcoMan writes:

So its average teachers, teaching mostly average kids to do an average job.
Give them an average pay increase and expect them to keep up the average job.

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