Statement: Rep. Bacon supports effort to ensure fairness in teacher evaluations and bonuses

Posted by: Courtney Bearsch  | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) in your coverage of Governor Pence’s announcement that he is working with the Indiana General Assembly to ensure ISTEP results do not negatively impact teacher evaluations or performance bonuses.

“I applaud Governor Pence for working in conjunction with the state Legislature to ensure the anticipated drop in ISTEP scores does not unfairly impact teacher evaluations or performance bonuses.

“As teachers, students and schools implement more rigorous academic standards, it is not uncommon to see a decrease in student test scores during this transition. I look forward to finding a solution in the upcoming session that is fair to our dedicated teachers and students while maintaining accountability.”