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| Today, some local government bodies have started seeking a new efficiency rating system. Especially in Tokyo, under new School Management Regulations were enacted in December 1999, and the new efficiency rating system became operational in 2000.
Under the new system, individual educational personnel set their own objectives based on their principalfs educational principles. They then submit their self-evaluations about their accomplishments in relation to their objectives (self-declarations). The school principals and vice-principals examine and assess individual teachersf performance and duty records by using absolute evaluation criteria, and then use these evaluations for advising and training the teacher. The superintendents of the boards of education also conduct a relative (comparative) evaluation to be factored into recommendations for promotion.