The ratings are: highly effective, effective, minimally effective or ineffective.
Some of the state's worst-performing schools gave favorable ratings to teachers. The newspaper says 48 of 146 of the state's schools that are ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically rated all of their teachers in the top two categories. Several said all of their teachers were highly effective.
State data also show, however, that more teachers in those so-called priority schools were rated in the bottom categories than other schools.