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Which NCLB Waiver States May Delay Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations?

More than a third of states with waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act say they want to take the U.S. Department of Education up on its recent offer to put off incorporating student test-scores into teacher evaluations until the end of this school year.

Seventeen states told Education Week that they are likely to ask for the flexibility, or were already planning to hold off on using test scores in evaluations, including: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah.