Jun 8, 2011 3:41 PM by Matt Stafford
DENVER (AP) - New teacher-evaluation rules in Colorado got their first roll-out Wednesday at the state Board of Education.
The proposed rules set a new four-tier grading system for teachers. The grades are "highly effective," "effective," "partially effective" and "ineffective."
Teachers rated "ineffective" for two consecutive years would lose tenure, or what the state calls "nonprobationary status."
New teachers need two subsequent years of "effective" ratings to make tenure. Half of a teacher's rating would be based on student tests.
The state Legislature required new statewide teacher evaluations last year. The teacher evaluations are set to begin statewide starting in 2013.