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Tennessee teachers oppose tying licensure to student test results

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Aug 14 2013 09:20:35 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 14 2013 04:37:56 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Tennessee teachers are challenging a proposal that would tie professional teaching licenses, to student test results.

Tennessee's largest teachers' union is against using the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, which measures how much students improve in a year.

Right now, teachers' licenses are renewed for ten years, without regard to teacher effectiveness.

Under the proposal, renewal would depend on 50 percent of the testing data.

The state board of education is scheduled to vote on the proposal Friday.