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Colorado Senate Bill 10-191

Educators, not students will be the ones being tested this time

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Colorado Senate Bill 10-191 will introduce a slew of new requirements to better assess educators.

Colorado Senate Bill 10-191 will introduce a slew of new requirements to better assess educators.

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Photo By Cameron Barnard, News Editor

Colorado Senate Bill 10-191 will introduce a slew of new requirements to better assess educators.

Eric Williams, Staff Writer

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A controversial new educational reform concerning educator effectiveness has been put into effect. Colorado Senate Bill 10-191 has become a prominent topic because of its new changes to education.

Colorado Senate Bill 10-191’s purpose is simple: it provides a basis for making decisions in all areas of education. State legislators hope it will change the way educators are evaluated and support their growth, which will in turn accelerate student results. Evaluations will be completed annually and will be based on Quality Standards, which legislators say define what it means to be an effective educator. Quality Standards will comprise half of each evaluation, with the other half being a measure of student learning over time. Educators will retain their jobs based on their effectiveness rather than based on their experience, but they may lose their jobs if they earn two years of ineffective ratings. As a result of this bill, schools will undergo changes in their staffing and administration, and legislators say that students will have improved results based on these changes.

Governor Hickenlooper signs House Bill 12-1001, a precursor to Colorado Senate Bill 10-191.

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Governor Hickenlooper signs House Bill 12-1001, a precursor to Colorado Senate Bill 10-191.

Colorado Senate Bill 10-191 has created heated debate in the educational community. Many have criticized it because student results aren’t based off of just test scores. It has also been criticized as being unfair and unjust to teachers. However, its defenders say that Colorado Senate Bill 10-191 will decrease the achievement gap between races and help students prepare for college. Supporters say that the key to student success is having a good teacher at a good school, and that this bill will make this much easier to attain. Despite this, Colorado Senate Bill 10-191 still faces fierce opposition from teachers who view it as unfair and too harsh.

Colorado Senate Bill 10-191 will continue to face opposition and criticism because of its radical new reforms to the educator evaluation process. However, both sides agree on one thing; there is no certain way to reform education effectively without other issues arising as a result.

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