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ERIC Number: ED561908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
A Closer Look: Teacher Evaluations and Reduction-in-Force Policies
Thomsen, Jennifer
Education Commission of the States
An increasing number of states are requiring teacher performance, as measured by evaluations, be considered when districts are conducting layoffs or reductions in force, according to a 50-state policy review by the Education Commission of the States (ECS). ECS reviewed reduction-in-force policies in 2012 and recently created an online database, updating this information and making it more readily available. This report identifies the primary factor to be considered in each state's reduction-in-force policies and highlights states that prohibit the consideration of tenure or seniority in layoff decisions.
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: United States