More D.C. public school teachers have been fired this week. The Washington Teachers' Union is confirming 98 teachers were terminated because of poor performance.
The teachers have been evaluated through a process known as IMPACT. IMPACT takes a look at student test scores as well as in classroom performance.
"We are always sad when any teacher who is endeared to do well by the children in the District of Columbia is let go," said Nathan Saunders, President of the Washington Teacher's Union.
Saunders says IMPACT has also revealed many teachers who are improving education.
"The reality is that 228 more teachers this year were rated highly effective or advanced in terms of applying their trade in the presence of children," he said.
Chancellor Kaya Henderson issued this statement about the IMPACT evaluations:
"I know that teachers are integral to the success of our students. In fact, research says they are the single most important in-school factor affecting student achievement. I also know that not everyone who enters this incredibly challenging profession will be successful. We owe it to our teachers to provide them with more and better curricular resources and professional development to ensure their success - and we're doing that. But we owe it to our students and families to continue to move out the professionals who are not up to this incredibly difficult task."