It has been a long fight but it is now official.
The state mandate to include SBAC scores as 22.5% of your teacher evaluation has been permanently killed.
The mandate has been delayed for several years in a row and in March of last year, you may recall that many of us gave testimony on Senate Bill 380 which attempted to permanently decouple standardized tests from TeVal. Many of you replied to a Survey Monkey survey and 90% of you were in favor of permanently decoupling the two. This data was presented to the Education Committee on the same day that key education leaders claimed that most teachers were in favor of SBAC being used in Teval. Your timely feedback was invaluable.
The Courant ran this article today: