By guest blogger Liana Heitin This item originally appeared on Education Week Teacher's Teaching Now blog. The search for reliable methods of gauging teacher effectivenessa dominant education policy issue over the last several yearshas centered on classroom observation tools and value...
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The Los Angeles school districts must link personnel evaluations to student achievement, according to a tentative court ruling.
May 31, 2012
An advocacy group releases a primer on 10 different teacher evaluation systems.
May 15, 2012
A handful of California parents have sued the state over five laws that allegedly concentrate poorly performing teachers in schools that primarily serve disadvantaged and minority students. Filed today in the California superior court, the lawsuit takes aim at California rules that: require tenure...
April 03, 2012
Two states have moved to shield teacher evaluations from broad public disclosure.
March 23, 2012
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he opposes the publication of teachers' ratings in newspapers.
March 14, 2012
Formal training of the principals and other observers conducting teacher evaluations is a complex, necessary, and often overlooked component of the systems, concludes a new paper.
February 23, 2012
New York state will release to news outlets tomorrow "value added" reports that purport to estimate a teacher's impact on his or her students' standardized test scores—an action certain to thrust discussion of these measures into the public eye once again, and one that also raises big questions about journalism ethics.
February 10, 2012
States provided more teacher-evaluation details to receive NCLB waivers, but at bottom most states have many promises to keep.
February 09, 2012
Data from teacher evaluations could provide insight into the overall quality of instruction in America's schools.