Florida Court Rules Teacher Data is a Public Record

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A Florida appeals court says that data used to prepare teacher evaluations is a public record.
The 1st District Court of Appeal on Tuesday sided with The Florida Times-Union in a lawsuit the newspaper filed against the Florida Department of Education.
Teacher evaluations do not become public record for two years. The newspaper in October 2012, however, filed a public records request for the "value-added measurement" used to evaluate teachers. The data is based on test scores.
After the state turned down the request the newspaper filed a lawsuit. A circuit court sided with the Department of Education.
But the appeals court said data collected by the state is not part of a teacher's evaluation and should be released. A DOE spokesman said the agency was analyzing the ruling.

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