School districts will decide what makes an 'ineffective teacher,' Montana education department says

April 10, 2019

Montana Office of Public Instruction is leaving up to the local school districts to define the term "ineffective teacher" (as required by ESSA) based on local evaluations. The state does not collect data on local teacher evaluations, instead, local schools are required by Montana law to develop and administer regular evaluations of their educator's effectiveness in supporting students' learning goals. Montana however, included the definition of "out-of-field" and "inexperienced" in the draft proposed ineffective teacher proposal.