Teacher Quality

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Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview

This overview covers teacher evaluation and includes information on teacher evaluation models, controversies surrounding the issue, research on teacher quality, and reform trends. It also includes definitions for collective bargaining and value-added models. (September 3, 2015)

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Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview

Teacher Beat Blog

12/01 05:18 pm | Mass. Commissioner Moves to Keep Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers | The proposal would back off from issuing every teacher a discrete score based solely on students' test scores.

Teaching Now Blog

11/30 07:53 am | Teachers Cite Post-Election Rise in Negativity, Bigotry in Schools in Survey | A survey of more than 10,000 teachers by the advocacy group Teaching Tolerance found that most teachers said the divisive election results have negatively impacted the ...

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June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The first major independent research study on the edTPA, a closely watched new licensing exam for teachers, raises questions about the test’s ties to effective teaching.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Although they find parts of their jobs immensely rewarding, many teachers feel ignored in education policy discussions and are frustrated with the constantly changing demands on them, a new survey finds.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
A national campaign aims to raise awareness in schools about the importance of pronouncing students' names correctly.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
While affirming the constitutionality of California's teacher job-protection laws, the state appeals court decried "deplorable" school-staffing arrangements.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
Charlotte Danielson, educator and author, offers a number of remedies she believes can strengthen the teaching practice and its flawed evaluation structure.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
With the 2016 state legislative season nearing its halfway point, testing and related issues fuel legislative debate, as well as tensions between lawmakers and state education officials.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week

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