The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality released its annual report rounding up states' teacher-evaluation policies, which have become increasingly stringent over the last few years.
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October 30, 2013
October 15, 2013
A Syracuse high school is serving as a case study for how apparent glitches in an evaluation system can affect teacher moraleand potentially jeopardize teachers' careers.
August 21, 2013
Two national polls released this week come to different conclusions about whether the public supports incorporating standardized test scores into teachers' evaluations.
July 10, 2013
The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.
June 14, 2013
In a blog post for The Brown Center on Education Policy, Thomas Kane proposes a new definition for an "effective" teacher: one whose "predicted impact on students exceeds that of the average novice teacher."
March 28, 2013
A recent Education Sector report does a deep dive into school evaluation systems in Washington, finding that nearly every school in the state failed to differentiate between effective and ineffective teachers and principals.
March 22, 2013
So I bet you never stopped to consider the effects of teacher-evaluation reform on county fairs. I can't say that we have, either, but apparently this has become a not insignificant matter in the town of Carrington, Ohio.
February 20, 2013
Sociologist Aaron M. Pallas says that we may soon begin seeing wide descrepencies in student test scores across districts as a result of the Common Core State Standards.
January 25, 2013
A Florida middle school principal accidentally emailed her teachers' evaluation scores to the entire school staff--value-added measures and all.
December 13, 2012
For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions--but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.