TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey education officials have released school and district-level results from the first year of the state's new teacher evaluation system.

The Wiliam Antheil Elemetary School in Ewing (Dan Alexander,Townsquare Media NJ)

But many schools' results are not fully available because of a policy to keep individual educators' grades confidential.

Previously, New Jersey schools had classified teacher performances in just two ratings. Now, there are four grades: Ineffective, partially effective, effective and highly effective.

For the first time, student test scores are incorporated into the marks of some teachers.

Ninety-seven percent of the state's educators fell in the top two categories in the 2013-14 school year, the first the new system was used.

The state says it released the data publicly after receiving requests from some media outlets.


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