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July 07, 2017

Want Principals to Rate Teachers Honestly? Take Away the Stakes.

Principals are more likely to rate teachers as ineffective in a confidential setting than on a formal evaluation with stakes attached, a new study finds.

April 10, 2017

In New Mexico, Major Changes to Nation's Toughest Teacher Evaluation System

The governor's plan reduces the weight of student test scores in teacher evaluations from 50 percent to 35 percent.

April 10, 2017

Conn. Scraps Use of State Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

The Nutmeg State is walking back a plan to incorporate students' standardized test scores into teachers' performance evaluations.

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.

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