Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

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On Teacher Evaluation


The Education Week Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including insights on:

  • Obstacles to new teacher-evaluation systems
  • Measuring teaching effectiveness
  • Efforts to revamp teacher evaluation
  • Implementing peer review
  • Identifying the best indicators of excellent teaching
  • Linking teacher evaluation and student achievement
  • Alternatives to traditional measures of teacher evaluation

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Few districts have tried to connect their systems to professional development, teacher promotion, and compensation.
December 11, 2009 - Education Week

Teacher evaluation systems need to utilize more coherent professional standards and include bona fide assessments of classroom practice and student work, according to a new report by a group of distinguished teachers in California.
June 22, 2010 - Teacher (Web)

An old concept that calls for teachers to assess their own is gaining traction as evaluation comes under the national spotlight.
November 12, 2009 - Education Week

The research, involving New York City, Charlotte, N.C., and elsewhere, is part of a Gates Foundation push on teacher effectiveness.
September 2, 2009 - Education Week

With the pressure on to increase student learning, Georgia and Idaho states are in the process of overhauling what analysts say is among the most neglected pieces of the teacher-quality continuum: evaluation.
September 29, 2008 - Education Week

Susan H. Fuhrman advises policymakers to move carefully in crafting ways to make important decisions about individual teachers.
April 6, 2010 - Education Week

We must and can produce ways to evaluate teachers that are fair, rigorous, and valid, and offer helpful feedback, Linda Tyler writes.
January 26, 2010 - Education Week

Former principal Kim Marshall asks whether intensive supervision and evaluation actually improve teaching.
May 6, 2008 - Education Week

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