The best-laid plans for teacher evaluation systems don't always survive contact with the classroom, and a new study suggests that how principals "tinker" can make a difference in how teachers really get judged.
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March 07, 2014
Kindergartners whose teachers were trained by the i3-granted-funded Children's Literacy Initiative scored higher on early literacy assessments.
November 18, 2013
As teacher preparation programs come under increasing pressure to track the effectiveness of their graduates, a new report by the Data Quality Campaign finds that fewer than half of states provide annual data on teacher performance to colleges of education.
July 18, 2012
Novice teachers disproportionately get assigned lower-performing students, and districts often do not work to retain the most effective newcomers, according to new analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.
October 24, 2011
A new study suggests principals who learn time scheduling and management delegation can gain the equivalent of an extra day each week for instructional leadership.
December 27, 2010
Great Britain, like the United States, is in the middle of a major push to use student achievement data to improve instruction and school policy. And, like us, the implementation is still a bit hit or miss, in part because teachers find their classroom data more accurate and useful.
August 20, 2010
Top education research author Michael Feuer ponders the role of research in teaching and teacher education. Meanwhile, Wisconsin sociologist Robert Hauser steps in to lead National Academies' education division.
June 16, 2009
The Council of Chief State School Officers sifts through more than 400 studies on professional development to identify some common ingredients for success.