Indiana House passes hold-harmless, teacher evaluation bills
By: Tim Murray - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers in the Indiana House overwhelmingly approved legislation that will hold schools harmless from plummeting test scores due to a change in test vendors.

The hold harmless bill is good for two years.

The House also passed a bill 100-0 that severs the tie between teacher evaluations and standardized tests. It undoes a 2011 law requiring that student tests scores be factored into teacher evaluations.

Local school districts can still evaluate teachers on the basis if they choose to, but they are no longer required to.

Both bills move to the Senate, which passed its own version of a hold-harmless bill.


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