A teacher's salary could soon be determined by a rating system implemented by the Ohio Department of Education.
Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James says the teacher evaluation needs to be well-balanced in order to work. He also says it's important to make sure students are getting the highest quality of education .
"At the end of the day, we have to make sure our kids are successful and that our kids are prepared to go onto the next step in terms of college or a career," James said.
James says they hope to use some of the student growth measures to help with teacher evaluations within the next year.
The evaluation measures growth or improvement over a period of time to determine the "value" gained by a student.
The Plain Dealer reports the value-added measure was previously used to rate entire schools. Two years from now, the ratings could impact the amount a teacher is paid.
Currently, the ratings for teachers is in the beginnings stages and is a pilot program. There are 12 school districts in Northeast Ohio participating in the program including Green Local Schools.
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