Indiana House Backs No Test Scores In Teacher Evaluations

Schools would no longer be required to use student standardized test scores in teacher evaluations under a bill approved by the Indiana House.

The unanimous vote on Monday would repeal a state mandate dating from a 2011 Republican-driven education overhaul that school districts incorporate those student exam results in their teacher evaluations, which are used in determining merit pay raises.

Teachers have long objected to the requirement.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.