Principals often overestimate the quality of instruction their teachers are providing. It's a serious problem: while professional judgment is indispensable, when it is inaccurate, it can do more harm than good. We've found several ways to help principals assess performance accurately.
Results from new New York State tests aligned to the Common Core are as expected. But lower proficiency rates don't mean less student learning; instead, they reflect a higher, more accurate and more meaningful standard, applied to tests that are not merely more difficult, but much improved.
Developing our Teaching Fellows into effective teachers means maximizing every moment. Our hands-on coaching model provides Fellows with direct feedback and specific instruction on essential skills, along with guided practice, until they learn to hit their mark.