WABE | State data compiled by the Georgia Department of Education shows that 47 percent of the Georgia’s public school teachers leave the profession in five years. The department surveyed teachers at the end of 2015 to find out why the turnover rate is so high. Teachers listed the number and emphasis of mandated tests as the top reason for leaving. The teacher evaluation system was the second reason.
“We really need to re-clarify the purpose of the teacher evaluation,” Tippins said. “It should be used as a tool of continuous improvement to build more competent and higher-performing teachers. I don’t mean everyone’s failing, but I think everyone ought to be getting better at what they do.”
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