With approval from the school board Wednesday night, the Scott City School District will have a new teacher evaluation system starting next fall. The Network for Educator Effectiveness system is a collaborative effort of two auxiliary units of the College of Education at the University of Missouri -- the Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center and the Assessment Resource Center. It won't be fully online until fall 2014, but will be partly implemented in the spring. Superintendent Diann Ulmer says the plans this year are to find staff members willing to participate. Scott City Middle School principal Mike Umfleet tells KZIM-KSIM that changes must be made because of the “No Child Left Behind” waiver. The system requires all administrators to undergo yearly training, includes a web-based shared access platform, valid measurable scoring guides, and timely, reliable data for teacher and school-level improvement. Umfleet feels that through development of teacher skills, students will only benefit.
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