Fla. teachers score well in new state evaluation system

MIAMI (AP) - State education officials have released data from a controversial new evaluation system showing most teachers with high grades, but it also has some glitches that marred the results.

A Department of Education spokeswoman said the scores released Wednesday will be revised on Thursday due to duplicate reporting in some school districts.

The data varied widely across the state as districts were allowed to choose their own scoring system, making comparisons difficult. But nearly 97 percent of teachers were rated as "effective" or "highly effective."

The statewide teachers union says the system is flawed and plans to appeal to the Legislature to revise the law it passed last year requiring test-based evaluations.

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