The state Department of Education has issued a memo to school districts outlining the change in weights of PARCC results used in teacher evaluations.

The department reached out to districts in an August broadcast, as the state was poised to begin its fourth year of implementing AchieveNJ, the teacher evaluation system. The department stated that “schools across the state are successfully linking professional development, evaluation and assessments to best support student success in meeting and exceeding New Jersey’s rigorous academic expectations.”

The memo announces that for the 2016-2017 school year, the weights of evaluation components for teachers and principals will revert back to similar levels used in the first year of AchieveNJ, including median Student Growth Percentile at 30 percent.