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Rush to Judgment: Teacher Evaluation in Public Education

Teacher-evaluation systems should assess both the quality of teacher instruction and student achievement, and should select evaluators who specialize in the grade level or subject area of the teacher they are evaluating, says a report by Education Sector, a Washington-based think tank, and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

In addition, the report suggests that teacher-evaluation systems include an appraisal of principals, and that the federal No Child Left Behind Act be amended to include a statement that emphasizes the importance of teachers’ being both credentialed and effective instructors.

The report draws on interviews with experts in teacher evaluation and with school administrators, and on a review of academic journals.

Vol. 27, Issue 22, Page 5

Published in Print: February 6, 2008, as Teacher Evaluation
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