I've been getting lots of queries about the NEA's new teacher-evaluation policy, and the best way to address this is to list some of the common assertions I'm reading out there and to try to parse their "truthiness." Without further ado: The policy statement adds nothing new to NEA's position on e...
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July 05, 2011
July 04, 2011
NEA affiliates can in theory but not yet in practice use test scores as part of a teacher's evaluation.
June 16, 2011
Lawmakers passed a series of technical changes to Illinois' teacher-evaluation bill to secure union support.
June 07, 2011
A teacher-effectiveness industry of sorts appears to be rapidly developing, thanks to the Race to the Top and other policy efforts. The latest sign of this interesting phenomenon comes from an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story reporting that Georgia will spend $750,000 on a contract to hire an ex...
June 03, 2011
A dangerous game of chicken is emerging all over New York in regards to teacher evaluations.
May 13, 2011
The week saw two major developments in teacher effectiveness policies in Illinois and in Houston, Texas.
May 11, 2011
This summer, NEA delegates will vote whether to approve a policy statement allowing test scores to be one of several measures of a teacher's evaluation.
April 26, 2011
Two recent studies on Cincinnati's teacher-evaluation system provide some initial insights about classroom practices that seem to be linked to better student performance, and evidence that teachers improve as a result of the formal review process.
April 15, 2011
Tennessee and Colorado panels have fleshed out their state's evaluation frameworks.
April 14, 2011
A peer-review plan, as well as $11 million in RTTT funds, have been preserved in Toledo, Ohio.