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Calif. Struggles to Assess Teacher-Training Programs

After students leave schools of education, and after years of reforms, Calif. institutions often have no way of ascertaining if their programs produced strong teachers. (May 17, 2013)

Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

Assessing teacher performance is a complicated issue and this Spotlight examines ways to assess teaching and efforts to improve teacher evaluation.

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Teacher Beat Blog

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In this webinar, our guests discussed the impact of, and best strategies for, enhancing teacher effectiveness.

Special Collection

Quality Counts 2008

This report includes a number of new indicators that look at incentives to attract and keep people in the teaching profession, among other things.

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June 3, 2013 - Education Week
June 3, 2013 - Education Week
Twenty-three states exempt individual teacher-evaluation ratings from disclosure under open-records laws.
May 23, 2013 - Education Week
After students leave schools of education, and after years of reforms, Calif. institutions often have no way of ascertaining if their programs produced strong teachers.
May 17, 2013 - Education Week
Some educators say evidence is lacking on whether new performance assessments are creating better teachers, according to this article from Education Week content partner The Hechinger Report.
May 17, 2013 - Education Week
The passing score on licensing tests is lower in every state than the mean score of the pool of aspiring teachers taking the tests.
May 14, 2013 - Education Week
States look to raise the entry bar on teaching programs, but worry about the prospects for black and Latino candidates.
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
Current efforts to improve the evaluation process will prove futile without input from classroom teachers, write Ross Wiener and Kasia Lundy.
April 29, 2013 - Education Week
Can evaluation rubrics capture the qualities that make some teachers extraordinary, asks Lorraine Bellon Cella.
April 16, 2013 - Education Week

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