Three Metro Detroit school districts are among 14 statewide that will be test laboratories for teacher evaluation tools this fall.
Garden City Public Schools, Farmington Public Schools and the Gibraltar School District have all agreed to participate in a pilot study by testing four national models for teacher evaluation.
The results of the study will help the Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness make its final recommendations for an evaluation tool in Michigan.
"The MCEE takes seriously our charge to ensure the design of a fair, reliable, and feasible approach to educator evaluation in our state. This pilot is crucial to that work and to the future of Michigan's K-12 schools because it will allow us to learn about educator evaluation as it takes place in real school settings," said Deborah Loewenberg Ball, chairwoman of the council.