District could see benefits from hiring teachers who ace audition lessons and have strong academic backgrounds, a study concludes.
Lawmakers across the South, home to some of the nation's most test score-centric teacher-evaluation systems, are rethinking the weight placed on value-added measures.
Not even the state's own laws and regulations line up, the audit found.
But teacher-evaluation systems should prioritize professional development, not merely accountability and test scores, they said.
Teacher evaluation has been overhauled in dozens of states, but those changes haven't affected the cultural norms that can lead to inflated ratings.
Read EdWeek's explainer to the Vergara v. California teacher-tenure case.
A New Jersey teachers' union official's appointment to a school finance board was a potential conflict of interest, a court ruled.
Teacher collaboration on a specific skill area can boost a weaker teacher's performance, an experiment finds.
Tennessee's teacher-evaluation system has survived yet another legal challenge.
No federal database tracks teacher misconduct, and states' attempts to share information suffer from sloppiness.