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July 10, 2017

Principals Often Shy Away From Giving 'True' Teacher Evaluations

Teachers often receive "effective" and "highly effective" ratings on high-stakes evaluations even when their principals admit behind closed doors that they're "very ineffective," a new study finds.

January 26, 2016

Glitch in Student 'Growth' Scores Causes New York to Redo Principal Evaluations

The New York Department of Education has asked the American Institutes for Research to recalculate student growth scores for all principals in grades 9-12.

December 03, 2014

Principals' Group Rejects Use of 'Value-Added' Measures For Evaluations

The National Association of Secondary School Principals says that "Value-Added Measurements" should not be used to make decisions regarding retention, firing and compensation for principals and teachers.

September 15, 2014

New School Leaders' Standards Released for Public Comment

The new Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, which heavily emphasize instructional leadership, community and family engagement, and cultural awareness were revised using empirical research on school leadership and the experience of practitioners, including principals and superintendents.

December 23, 2013

D.C. Schools Disclose Errors in Teacher Evaluations; Union Wants Answers

Scores were wrong for only a small fraction of teachers, the school system says, but the president of the Washington Teachers Union says she is "deeply disturbed" by the information.

May 22, 2013

Education Week Webinar: Principal Evaluation in Chicago and Hawaii

There is a webinar about principal evaluation on Wednesday, May 29, at 3pm E.T.

May 14, 2013

Pushback Against Dallas Superintendent Continues

Opposition is growing in Dallas to Superintendent Mike Miles' plans to implement a principal evaluation system that draws on students' test scores.

February 08, 2013

The Seattle Boycott Is Not About High-Stakes Testing, Except That It Is

A Seattle teacher boycott against a district-mandated exam seems increasingly tied to fights against high-stakes testing, whether or not that was the intended goal.

February 05, 2013

Portland Joins Seattle As Site of Test Protests

A group students in Portland, Ore. is organizing a boycott of the state's high-stakes standardized tests.

January 29, 2013

Hawaii Principals To Be Evaluated on Student Growth

Half of a school leader's evaluation will now be based on student performance.

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