Sharon School Committee takes a stand against tying educator evaluations to test scores

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The Sharon School Committee voted on Jan. 11 to oppose proposed new state regulations that would directly tie educators' evaluations to their students' test scores. Members of the committee voted in support of sending a letter to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education expressing their opposition. The letter had been drafted and presented by the Sharon Assessment Advisory Committee, a group established to study the impact of testing mandates on teaching and learning in the district.

Read the school committee's letter to BESE and then submit your comments on the proposed regulations to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Deadline to comment is Jan. 27.