(AP) - Legislation headed to the Idaho Senate aims to clarify when parental involvement will become a factor in teaching evaluations. At least half of an Idaho teacher's job evaluation will be based on student achievement starting July 1, and what parents think will also count, as part of new education changes that were signed into law last year.


The plan says at least 50 percent of all teaching evaluations performed after June 30 will be tied to the academic performance of students. But to some, the law was unclear as to when the parents become involved.  A bill passed Thursday by the Senate Education Committee clarifies that parental input also comes into play after June 30.


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