Superintendent John Deasy Praises Decision on Teacher Evaluation

LOS ANGELES (June 12, 2012) — Superintendent John Deasy lauded today’s ruling in Los Angeles Superior Court that requires the Los Angeles Unified School District to use student’s state test scores as a measure of teacher effectiveness.

“I’m very pleased,” Deasy said shortly after Judge James C. Chalfant issued his decision.

“Teacher quality is critical to academic success,” Deasy continued. “An instructor’s effectiveness should be measured in part by how students do over time on the California State Standards, in addition to observations by administrators and feedback from students and parents. This requirement strengthens how teachers will be evaluated, and certainly is in the best interest of our students.”

The judge asked all sides to return to court by July 24, with an agreed upon plan for putting the ruling into practice.