How Can States Fairly Evaluate Teachers?
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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The Every Student Succeeds Act allows states to decide the extent to which teacher evaluations incorporate students’ test scores. But a year after the law’s passage, states are still tinkering with their evaluation systems to find the right balance. Student growth measures have become a controversial topic: Are they a way to hold teachers accountable to students’ academic progress based on metrics? Or are they unfairly punitive by reducing students to a test score?
Join Education Week for a conversation with Kimberly Kappler Hewitt, who researches teacher-evaluation systems and student-growth models. She will discuss how different states are choosing to grade their teachers and the research surrounding student growth measures.
Kimberly Kappler Hewitt, assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Madeline Will, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher
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