DOE Says Nearly All Evaluated Teachers Rank High

(Honolulu, HI) -- New data finds almost all Hawaii teachers recently evaluated are doing a good job in the classroom. Data from the state Department of Education found roughly 98 percent of Hawaii public school teachers were rated as either highly effective or effective in their jobs. The teachers union had been upset over the new Educator Effectiveness System because those evaluations will eventually be tied to student test scores and be used to discuss potential pay raises for educators. Out of over eleven-thousand teachers rated under the new system, 25 were deemed unsatisfactory.