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What Is Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) & How Does It Work?

By Larry Ferlazzo — January 30, 2013 1 min read

This week’s “question of the week” is:

What Is Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) & How Does It Work?

In the ongoing teacher evaluation debate, Peer Assistance and Review is often highlighted by educators as an effective tool for teacher support and development. However, many others are unclear about how it actually works.

Please share your thoughts in the comments -- especially if you have direct experience with PAR, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The responses to these questions are going to turn into a two-part series, so there will be plenty of room for contributions from readers.

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