With input from thousands of teachers, these publications lay out the challenge with evaluations, and map the way forward.
Teachers need honest feedback in order to improve, but in most districts, teacher evaluations are infrequent and perfunctory. Better evaluation systems are the key to understanding how teachers are performing in their most critical role: helping students learn. Only then can we reward excellence, address poor performance, and help all teachers grow as professionals.
Building a better evaluation system? These tools give practical guidance on smart implementation.
Teacher Talent Toolbox: Evaluation
MET Made Simple: Building Research-Based Teacher Evaluations
Myths and Facts about Value-Added Analysis
Rating a Teacher Observation Tool
Smart Spending for Better Teacher Evaluation
Progress is possible. Schools and districts are taking small steps that are lighting the way to larger reforms.