Austin's Morning News
School principals face new grading system
Public school teachers aren't the only ones under scrutiny these days.
Texas officials, under pressure from the U.S. Department of Education, also are working to toughen the job evaluations faced by school principals.
The state's plan, however, would cut new principals some slack. Unlike teachers, principals wouldn't be judged on students' test scores during their first year on the job. The scores would count for 10 percent of their job evaluations in their second year and 20 percent starting in year three.