Knox County schools' superintendent spoke before national lawmakers in DC Thursday, about Tennessee's new teacher evaluation system.
Dr. Jim McIntyre tesitfied before the House of Representatives' Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee.
McIntyre talked about his district and Tennessee's success in implementing the new system.
The new evaluations take student achievement along with teacher observations and other factors into account when deciding how well teachers are doing in the classroom.
McIntyre told the committee the system not only helps teachers be better in the classroom, but has also proven to be a success for students.
"I believe that our new evaluation system is well-aligned to the more in-depth and rigorous standards that Tennessee has adopted and will better prepare our students for success in today's equally complex and competitive world," said McIntyre.
The subcommittee also praised Tennessee students' success and unprecedented progress since the evaluation system has been in place.
Knox County's school superintendent is heading to Washington, DC, to testify before Congress.
Dr. Jim McIntyre has been asked to testify before the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee (Committee on Education and the Workforce) in the United States House of Representatives on Thursday, February 28, beginning at 9 a.m.
Dr. McIntyre will discuss the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEA, M), and Knox County Schools' experience in implementing the new teacher evaluation system.