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How Can States Fairly Evaluate Teachers?

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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.

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Kimberly Kappler Hewitt, assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Madeline Will, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher

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Assessing Quality of Teaching Staff Still Complex Despite ESSA's Leeway

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