January 19 | Los Angeles Times

By Teresa Watanabe

A landmark agreement to use student test scores for the first time to evaluate Los Angeles Unified instructors was approved by the teachers union Saturday.

United Teachers Los Angeles reported that 66% of 16,892 members who voted approved the agreement with the nation’s second-largest school district. L.A.  now joins Chicago, New York and many other cities in using testing data as one measure of a teacher’s effect on student academic progress.

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