Teachers across the state are beginning get the results of their own report cards this week.
The new form of teacher evaluations are based in part on student achievement tests for the first time.
Nashville's News 2 spoke with a Mid-State teacher and principal regarding the new expectations.
"It started out a little stressful, but by the end of the year, it was all good. It was all okay," Williamson County art teacher Michelle Towwery said.
Since there are no TCAP tests for her subject, 35% of Towwery's evaluation is based on the school's TCAP scores instead of her individual students.
"I get my school's average," she explained.
Towwery told Nashville's News 2 with the new guidelines and changes, she also changed the way she taught art to her students.
"We all worked pretty hard incorporating other subjects into my own just to kind of brings things up as much as we could," she said.
Now, just like students learning about their TCAP testing results, teachers are also learning how they performed on their evaluations.
"This year we actually took a lot of time to explain it not only to the teachers, but the kids and everyone that they were going to see administrators in the room," Dr. Todd Campbell said.
He continued, "One of the things that they are starting to do is what we were telling them all along, is that the things you were doing is what you were supposed to be doing and if you were doing it correctly, it was not supposed to be a big deal."
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:21:11 GMT
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