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June 21, 2013

HR Educator Evaluation Cheat Sheet: 8 Best Practices From Recent Research

Over the past three years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has lead some of the most influential work around multiple measures in education through their Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, a partnership of more than 3,000 public school teachers who voluntarily opened up their classroo...

April 17, 2013

TNTP Report Recommends Focused Supports For First-Year Teachers

Today, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report, Leap Year: Assessing and Supporting First-Year Teachers, that examines the unique characteristics of a teacher's initial year in the classroom. An interesting topic for sure; ask any educator about his or her first year of teaching, and chance...

October 17, 2012

NCTQ Report Offers Glimpse into Teacher Effectiveness Policies

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NTCQ) recently released "State of the States 2012: Teacher Effectiveness Policies," which offers a glimpse into changes in K-12 teacher evaluation policy across the country this year. The brief builds off a similar report NTCQ completed in October 2011, "Tren...

April 15, 2012

Using Value-Added for Improvement, Not Shame

Jim Mahoney, Executive Director of Battelle for Kids, a not-for-profit organization in Columbus, Ohio that works with states and school districts across the country to improve educator effectiveness and accelerate student growth contributed to this post. There is a cartoon that often circulates in...

April 06, 2012

Mailbag: How Are HR Departments Supporting Educator Evaluations

Since I began writing this blog back in October, I have gotten several interesting questions and comments from readers via social media, email, and through comments on K-12 Talent Manager. On occasion, I plan to use this space to respond to these questions as a learning and engagement opportunity fo...

January 27, 2012

The State of Teacher Evaluation: Part 2

Yesterday, I shared some interesting facts from the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ) October 2011 report, "State of the States: Trends and Early Lessons on Teacher Evaluation and Effectiveness Policies" about the evolution of state educator evaluation systems over the past few years. In ...

January 26, 2012

The State of Teacher Evaluation: Part 1

Evaluation is by far the hottest topic in education at the moment. Every (and I mean every) conversation I have about schools with a person outside of the education community eventually circles around to how best to gauge the performance of teachers and principals. Likewise, every district talent ma...

January 06, 2012

Teacher Evaluations & MET Project Findings

Today, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released, "Gathering Feedback for Teaching: Combining High-Quality Observations with Student Survey and Achievement Gains," which summarizes the most recent findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project. MET, funded by Gates Foundation, is ...

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