Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

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Teacher Evaluation


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

  • Understanding how teacher evaluation models are changing
  • Using combined measures to evaluate teacher performance
  • Considering value added and growth index models carefully
  • Boosting staff growth and development with teacher evaluation
  • How to best evaluate special education teachers

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Even with changes to evaluation systems, only subtle differences emerge between the best and the weakest teachers—as well as all those in the middle.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week

Basing more than half a teacher's evaluation on student test scores seemed to compromise it, researchers also found.
January 16, 2013 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

A who's who of researchers studying the use of student scores in staff reviews agrees on one point: Tread carefully.
October 31, 2012 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Value-added evaluation does not meet scientific standards, when looked at from a medical vantage, R. Barker Bausell writes.
January 16, 2013 – Education Week

Done right, evaluation policy can help teachers learn and improve, Angela Minnici and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt write.
March 6, 2013 – Education Week

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