Our state has recently passed a law that 50% of teacher evaluations have to be based on student data. I know several other states have as well. We've been having meetings with our department to talk about what this will look like for sped. I was really nervous because I thought it would be based on state test scores, and obviously it's really unfair to compare a sped teacher's sores with a gen ed teacher's scores. They basically decided that ours is going to be based on the percentage of kids that pass their IEP goals. We still have a lot of questions about this, but I am definitely relieved that it's not based on state testing. The significant support needs teachers still weren't happy with this because they were saying that their kids typically can't pass goals in one year either. There are also concerns about "watering down" goals and situations where kids pass every goal except one or something like that. I'm just curious to see what other districts have come up with for their sped teachers. My dad's state is going to data based evaluations also, but he has been told nothing about how that will look for sped.