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As far as the Danielson evaluations are concerned, every teacher has been given specific training with every detail of what they are being evaluated on. It's not a secret...This portion of the evaluation is definitely better than what has been in place in previous years. There is no room for an administrator to just give you a "bad" evaluation, because the criteria are very specific and very clear. A teacher also has the opportunity to present evidence(s) of the learning and educational climate in their classroom. There is a very long list of evidence(s) that can be presented. I disagree with teachers being labeled "A" and "B" and having their evaluation tied to AIMS scores,etc. in which they have no control over. In the district training meetings, teachers were told that the testing scores would not be enough to pull you from being an "Effective" teacher to a "Developing" teacher, we shall see...That being said, Mesa will continue to loose excellent teachers because of the bureaucracy and the way they are treated. Mesa does not value its employees, it values the titles associated with their district and their schools. For that matter, the state legislature and the goons that "work" there have gone to great lengths to destroy public education in the state of Arizona. Until things change, highly talented teachers will continue to leave the district and the state.7 months ago