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February 14, 2017

N.M. Mulls Changes to Teacher Evaluation System That Says 3 in 10 Need to Improve

In an ironic twist, a bill to lower the weight placed on student test scores in teacher evaluations was beat back by teachers' unions.

February 07, 2017

Study: Teacher Evaluation Scores Linked to Job Satisfaction

High performance ratings cause teachers' perception of their work to improve, just as low performance ratings cause decreased job satisfaction, according to a new study.

January 25, 2017

Teachers Get Effective Ratings Even When Student Gains Are Low, Study Says

Since 2009, the number of states requiring school districts to include evidence of student learning on teacher evaluations has grown from 15 to 40, but, in 28 of these states, teachers can be rated effective even when their students' scores aren't rising.

January 09, 2017

More States Mull Changes to Teacher Evaluation Systems

Like 2016, 2017 is already shaping up to be a big year for reviews of teacher evaluation systems.

December 22, 2016

NYC Teacher Evaluations to Emphasize Classwork Over Standardized Tests

New York City teachers may soon be judged more on the work their students do in class than on their students' scores on standardized tests, a proposed teacher-evaluation plan unveiled on Wednesday by the city's education department reveals.

December 20, 2016

Teachers in Wealthy Districts Get Bulk of Indiana's Performance Payouts

Effective teachers in wealthy suburban districts will get bonuses that are as much as 20 times larger than their effective peers in poor districts.

December 13, 2016

Teacher Classroom Observations Are a Waste of Money, Economist Argues

In a recent article for the Brookings Institute, an economist argues that classroom observations amount to wasting billions of dollars.

December 09, 2016

Seniority Won't Protect Teachers from Layoffs in a Chicago Suburb

Teachers working in the affluent North Shore school district in Chicago are facing layoffs based on their job performance, not on seniority.

December 01, 2016

Mass. Commissioner Moves to Keep Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers

The proposal would back off from issuing every teacher a discrete score based solely on students' test scores.

September 20, 2016

Group Behind Vergara Handed Another Setback in Teacher-Evaluations Case

In yet another setback for Students Matter, judge rules that districts have discretion over whether to use test scores to evaluate educators.

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