Sep 3, 2013 4:59 PM

Lafayette teacher evaluations show system in middle of the pack

The Louisiana Department of Education released COMPASS evaluation scores today that show Lafayette's teachers ranking on par with the rest of the state.


The evaluations, which were administered for teachers and administrators during the 2012 school year, have been controversial because part of the evaluation process grades teachers based on student's progress.

In Lafayette, the highly effective rating was received by 31 percent of teachers. The second tier, effective proficient, was awarded to 58 percent of teachers. On the lower end, only 7 percent of teachers were rated effective emerging and 4 percent ineffective.

VIEW SCHOOL-BY-SCHOOL RESULTS: compassschoolbyschool.pdf

Statewide, classroom teachers' final ratings ranged from 32 percent of teachers rated highly effective and 57 percent effective proficient to 8 percent effective emerging and 4 percent ineffective.

"Our educators are some of the best at what they do, and they deserve a great deal of credit for the many improvements we've begun to see in our schools and test scores," Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Pat Cooper said in a press release. "The majority of our schools made notable gains in the 2012-13 school year."

Five Lafayette Parish elementary schools -- Alice Boucher, J. Wallace James, Broadmoor, Ernest Gallett and Woodvale -- had more than 50 percent of its teachers rated highly effective.

The parish also has five schools -- J.W. Faulk Elementary, Judice Middle, Northside High, Carencro High and Paul Breaux Middle -- where the percentage of teachers with a rating of ineffective reached into the double digits.

For administrators statewide, ratings ranged from 28 percent highly effective and 61 percent effective proficient to 9 percent effective emerging and 2 percent ineffective.



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