June 13 | Los Angeles Times

A court finds that L.A. Unified violated state law requiring measurements of pupils' progress be used to evaluate instructors. But he gives the district wide latitude on how to measure learning.

By Teresa Watanabe

Over the objections of teachers and administrators groups, the Los Angeles Unified School District was ordered Tuesday to use students' academic achievement in their teachers' evaluations.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant affirmed his preliminary ruling this week, finding that the district has violated a 40-year-old state law, known as the Stull Act, requiring that evaluations of teachers and principals include measures of how much students learn what the state and district expects them to know.

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