Teacher evaluation has been overhauled in dozens of states, but those changes haven't affected the cultural norms that can lead to inflated ratings.
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March 01, 2016
February 22, 2016
Tennessee's teacher-evaluation system has survived yet another legal challenge.
February 10, 2016
Among other things, the independent "master educator" observations will be eliminated.
January 27, 2016
In the latest twists and turns, some New York teachers got erroneous growth scores, and the teachers' union sued over a conflict with collective bargaining.
January 25, 2016
When low-performing teachers were replaced with new teachers, students did significantly better, the study found.
January 22, 2016
English teachers with higher-achieving students tended to get better scores on part of a popular teacher-evaluation framework.
January 07, 2016
Some state leaders say they don't plan to make changes; others are already on the record as favoring less rigid approaches.
December 15, 2015
New York won't use state test scores in teachers' reviews for at least four years.
December 03, 2015
New Mexico can't use its system to promote or penalize teachers until a court decides whether it should be kept, or thrown out.
November 19, 2015
Research shows that value-added does pick up performance information on teachers, but that doesn't mean it ought to be used for evaluation purposes.