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May 16, 2016

Teacher-Evaluation Report Roundup: All Is Not Lost!

Seven years after federal policy began to push for an overhaul to teacher evaluation, two reports look at where the evaluation conversation is now.

May 10, 2016

Court Sides With Teacher in N.Y. Evaluation-Rating Lawsuit

The ruling tosses out the teacher's score, but doesn't have broader implications for the state system.

May 04, 2016

Teacher-Performance Scores Primed for Release in Virginia

A state court ruled that Virginia must turn over growth data by school and classroom teacher, without redacting the teachers' names.

April 22, 2016

Texas Teachers' Union Sues to Block New Evaluation System

The union contends that the system, which would have districts base at least 20 percent of a teacher's score on "student growth measures," violates a state law that requires that educators' evaluations be based exclusively on "observable, job-related behavior."

March 17, 2016

Teacher-Evaluation Shifts: Georgia to Scale Back Testing Component

Many states are mulling teacher evaluation 2.0, and a Georgia bill reducing the weight of tests is now close to the finish line.

March 11, 2016

Southern Lawmakers Reconsidering Role of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

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.

March 01, 2016

State Chiefs Pledge to Maintain Teacher Evaluation Post NCLB

But teacher-evaluation systems should prioritize professional development, not merely accountability and test scores, they said.

March 01, 2016

Despite Teacher-Evaluation Changes, the 'Widget Effect' Is Alive and Well

Teacher evaluation has been overhauled in dozens of states, but those changes haven't affected the cultural norms that can lead to inflated ratings.

February 22, 2016

Teacher-Evaluation Lawsuit in Tennessee Nixed by Federal Judge

Tennessee's teacher-evaluation system has survived yet another legal challenge.

February 10, 2016

Teacher Evaluation Primed for Overhaul in D.C.

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

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