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Table 3.9. State policies for evaluating teacher performance, by state: 2011–12
State State requires all teachers' performance to be formally evaluated Teacher evaluation is tied to student achievement Teacher evaluation occurs on an annual basis State requires all evaluators to receive formal training
United States1 45 17 20 29
Alabama Yes No Yes Yes
Alaska Yes No No Yes
Arizona Yes No Yes No
Arkansas Yes No Yes Yes
California Yes No No No
Colorado Yes No No Yes
Connecticut Yes No No Yes
Delaware Yes Yes No Yes
District of Columbia No No No No
Florida Yes Yes Yes Yes
Georgia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hawaii Yes No No No
Idaho Yes No Yes No
Illinois Yes No No Yes
Indiana No No No No
Iowa Yes Yes No Yes
Kansas Yes No No No
Kentucky Yes No No Yes
Louisiana Yes No No Yes
Maine Yes No No No
Maryland Yes No No No
Massachusetts Yes No No Yes
Michigan Yes Yes Yes No
Minnesota Yes No No No
Mississippi No No No No
Missouri Yes No No No
Montana Yes No No No
Nebraska Yes No No Yes
Nevada Yes Yes Yes No
New Hampshire No No No No
New Jersey Yes No Yes Yes
New Mexico Yes No No Yes
New York Yes Yes Yes Yes
North Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes
North Dakota Yes No Yes No
Ohio Yes Yes No No
Oklahoma Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oregon No No No No
Pennsylvania Yes No Yes Yes
Rhode Island Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Dakota Yes No No No
Tennessee Yes Yes Yes Yes
Texas Yes Yes No Yes
Utah Yes Yes Yes No
Vermont Yes No No Yes
Virginia Yes Yes No Yes
Washington Yes No Yes Yes
West Virginia No No No No
Wisconsin Yes No No Yes
Wyoming Yes Yes Yes Yes
1National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for the column.
SOURCE: Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, Education Week, 2012. Data Source