Here’s an excerpt from a lengthy blog entry that I originally posted on Teacher Beat:
The National Council on Teacher Quality released a study today examining the “changing landscape” of teacher-evaluation policies—which have proliferated in the last two years—across the states.
The report details some of the trends I addressed in a state roundup published in July. Those trends include a dramatic increase in the number of states tying teacher evaluations to student achievement and indications that there’s continued legislative interest in making evaluations more rigorous, despite the fact that Race to the Top incentives aren’t currently on the table.
In a webinar for education reporters ... NCTQ vice president Sandi Jacobs listed what her organization considers the key “early lessons” for states embarking on teacher evaluation policy changes.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.