Some states are already backing off of linking student test scores to teacher evaluations--but it's not because the Gates funding stream is ending.
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October 23, 2017
September 07, 2017
A new brief offers strategies for improving how administrators provide feedback on teachers' performance, including letting teachers lead their own debriefing sessions.
August 03, 2017
A new report points to Washington, D.C., as a place where evaluation reform has improved the teaching force.
July 07, 2017
Principals are more likely to rate teachers as ineffective in a confidential setting than on a formal evaluation with stakes attached, a new study finds.
April 10, 2017
The governor's plan reduces the weight of student test scores in teacher evaluations from 50 percent to 35 percent.
April 10, 2017
The Nutmeg State is walking back a plan to incorporate students' standardized test scores into teachers' performance evaluations.
February 14, 2017
In an ironic twist, a bill to lower the weight placed on student test scores in teacher evaluations was beat back by teachers' unions.
February 07, 2017
High performance ratings cause teachers' perception of their work to improve, just as low performance ratings cause decreased job satisfaction, according to a new study.
January 25, 2017
Since 2009, the number of states requiring school districts to include evidence of student learning on teacher evaluations has grown from 15 to 40, but, in 28 of these states, teachers can be rated effective even when their students' scores aren't rising.
January 09, 2017
Like 2016, 2017 is already shaping up to be a big year for reviews of teacher evaluation systems.