On Monday, members of the Knoxville/Knox County Mayors’ Youth Action Council (YAC) asked the Knox County School Board to consider including student input in teacher evaluations.
The council’s Teacher Effectiveness subcommittee is advocating for the development of a study committee to identify researched-based student perception tools to be included as a formal part of the teacher evaluation process. If implemented, the survey would be given to all Knox County students this fall. Student perceptions would serve as one of several indicators of teacher quality.
“We, as students, are completely dependent on our teachers to ensure that we receive the best possible education. If we don’t feel our teachers are performing up to our standards, I think administrators and teachers should know so they can make improvements,” Anna Rennich, a West High School senior and vice chairwoman of the Youth Action Council, said.
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