By Monica Disare and Sarah Darville | Chalkbeat NY
“As state officials voted to change the way New York teachers are evaluated Monday, they released new data showing that more than 92 percent of city teachers earned an ‘effective’ rating or higher last year.
In New York City, 10.8 percent of teachers earned a top rating of ‘highly effective’ for the 2014-15 school year, up from about 9 percent last year. Most teachers, more than 81 percent, earned an ‘effective’ rating, while 6.5 percent were rated ‘developing’ and 1 percent earned the lowest rating, ‘ineffective.'”