During the 15-16 school year 45.9 percent of Florida's teachers were considered highly effective, a number that Duval actually brought down, because only 23.4% of our teachers were, which put us in 50th place, though most of those behind us were small districts with a few hundred or few thousand teachers.
When we compared ourselves to the big districts something the super frequently does, we came in third to last only behind Brevard and Pinellas.
Palm Beach 50.4%
If you are on the new pay scale and you get an effective evaluation you get a thousand dollar raise, however if you get a highly effective evaluation 2k comes your way.
If Duval hit the state average it would cost the district roughly an additional 2 million dollars but that isn't the only money teachers are losing out on. Teachers also lose out on being eligible for the Best and Brightest bonuses, now I think the program is dumb but as things stand now only highly effective teachers are eligible.
We use the ironically named C.A.S.T. evaluation system a tool so unwieldy that the union gives seminars on how to understand what is happening, and that practically takes advance math and a graphing calculator to figure out.Why? Apparently to save money.
But hey somebody has to pay for the supers new ID system, exploding cabinet and new computers right. So many teachers already spend their own money on basics whats a little more.
Here are how the other districts in Northeast Florida are doing.
Clay 84.3% highly effective, St. Johns 60,2%
To check out how other districts do, click the link, http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/performance-evaluation/