Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

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The Education Week Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Examining value-added measurements of teacher effectiveness
  • Assessing teachers with peer review processes
  • Evaluating teacher-candidates with pre-licensing exams
  • Using student feedback to assess teaching

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Nationwide, most teach subjects or in grades in which value-added data are unavailable.
February 2, 2011 – Education Week

Preliminary findings show that value-added histories and student perceptions of teachers strongly predict teacher performance.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

Nineteen states have joined forces on the assessment, which would be used to judge teacher-candidates’ classroom effectiveness.
September 1, 2010 – Education Week

Current teacher evaluation systems are flawed, but could be improved with six new design standards, according to a recent report.
October 8, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

An old concept that calls for teachers to assess their own is gaining traction as evaluation comes under the national spotlight.
November 18, 2009 – Education Week

Karen Hawley Miles and Karen Baroody believe that redesigning teacher-evaluation systems has the potential to transform the profession.
January 19, 2011 – Education Week

English teacher, blogger, and author Larry Ferlazzo says no one can tell you how to do your job better than your students can.
January 11, 2011 – Teacher

School superintendent Kenneth Mitchell offers a pointed take on what it would be like if all teachers were evaluated according to value-added measurement systems.
December 17, 2010 – Education Week

Members of the Brookings Brown Center Task Group on Teacher Quality explain why value-added measures should be considered when evaluating teachers.
December 15, 2010 – Education Week

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