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February 10, 2016

Teacher Evaluation Primed for Overhaul in D.C.

Among other things, the independent "master educator" observations will be eliminated.

January 27, 2016

In New York, Teacher-Evaluation Problems Mount

In the latest twists and turns, some New York teachers got erroneous growth scores, and the teachers' union sued over a conflict with collective bargaining.

January 25, 2016

Replacing Some D.C. Teachers Boosted Achievement (But Your Mileage May Vary)

When low-performing teachers were replaced with new teachers, students did significantly better, the study found.

January 22, 2016

Class Composition Can Bias English Teachers' Observation Scores, Study Finds

English teachers with higher-achieving students tended to get better scores on part of a popular teacher-evaluation framework.

January 07, 2016

Will States Hold Firm to NCLB-Era Teacher Evaluations?

Some state leaders say they don't plan to make changes; others are already on the record as favoring less rigid approaches.

December 15, 2015

New York Panel Eliminates Tests From Teacher Evaluations, for Now

New York won't use state test scores in teachers' reviews for at least four years.

December 03, 2015

New Mexico Judge Scotches Teacher-Evaluation Penalties, for Now

New Mexico can't use its system to promote or penalize teachers until a court decides whether it should be kept, or thrown out.

November 19, 2015

Fact-Check: Is Clinton Right That There's 'No Evidence' Behind Test Scores in Teacher Evaluation?

Research shows that value-added does pick up performance information on teachers, but that doesn't mean it ought to be used for evaluation purposes.

November 04, 2015

Report: Test-Based Teacher Evaluations Have Gained 'Strong Foothold' in States

A new "state of the states" report by NCTQ makes the case that evaluations through test scores are already part of the picture in most states.

October 09, 2015

New Resource: When Teacher Evaluation Hits the Courts

Be sure to check out our new resource on which states' teacher-evaluation systems are being challenged, and why.

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