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February 15, 2018

Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers?

There's no evidence that recent teacher evaluation reforms have attracted talented applicants. Instead, they seem to have dissuaded new teachers and decreased the labor supply.

September 11, 2017

Educators' Time Loss and the Invisible Cost of Reform

The impact of even a seemingly positive reform can be negative if the costs are high enough.

March 08, 2016

When Fancy New Teacher-Evaluation Systems Don't Make a Difference

There's universal agreement that we need to help struggling teachers improve and find better ways to recognize terrific teachers. So teacher evaluation systems should've gone swimmingly, right? Not so fast.

June 23, 2014

DCPS Wisely Presses Pause on IMPACT's Use of Test Scores

Late last week, Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced that the DC Public Schools would be "pressing pause" on using value-added as part of its IMPACT teacher evaluation for one year. There are three things worth noting here.


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