Archive of Educator Effectiveness

All Aboard! Teachers and Principals join efforts in collaborative learning teams to understand assessment for learning

on May 21st, 2013 in Capacity Building, Educator Effectiveness, Systems Change by | No Comments

IN ONE IOWA DISTRICT, ALL TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS ARE ON THE SAME JOURNEY Collaborative learning teams are improving teacher practice and student learning results in the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School Districts near Des Moines, Iowa. To continue reading, download the document below: Download the Document (PDF)

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Student Learning Objectives and Educator Evaluation

on August 16th, 2012 in Educator Effectiveness by | No Comments

SCEE hosted a special follow-up webinar showcasing a framework of key decision points and offering a set of questions states should address in designing evaluation systems that reflect measures of growth for all teachers. The pre-reading for this webinar was an updated paper, “Considerations for Analyzing Educators’ Contributions to Student…

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Measuring What We Value: Educator Evaluation and Racial Equity

on April 18th, 2012 in Educator Effectiveness, Evaluation, Racial Equity by | Comments Off

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More State Policies Support Teacher Performance Assessment

on November 11th, 2011 in Educator Effectiveness by | Comments Off

As AACTE and Stanford University’s Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium prepares for next spring’s field test of the new Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA), more states are joining the initiative and developing TPAfriendly policy. Some 80 institutions in 21 states participated in the assessment’s pilot test in spring 2011. Of the more…

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Policy Considerations/Guide for States Participating in Teacher Performance Assessment

on October 11th, 2011 in Educator Effectiveness by | Comments Off

This policy guide is intended to provide state policymakers and others with a framework of guiding questions to ask themselves as they consider adopting and implementing the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) in their state. TPA is a summative pre-service licensure assessment to ensure teacher candidates are well prepared and ready…

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Policy Institute on Race and Education

on September 20th, 2011 in Educator Effectiveness, Library, Local Policy, Racial Equity by | Comments Off

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Measuring Effectiveness: What Will It Take?

on December 1st, 2010 in Educator Effectiveness by | No Comments

View the Article on ASCD As the dust settles from the flurry of activity surrounding the education stimulus package and the new programs it created—such as Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and the School Improvement Grants—a clear message has taken shape: Federal policy now focuses on teacher “effectiveness”…

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National Teaching Standards

on October 1st, 2010 in Educator Effectiveness by | No Comments

Purchase the Full Article School districts and school boards traditionally have had the authority to evaluate their teachers and principals, but new programs coming out of the U.S. Department of Education, including Race to the Top and proposals for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, call for states to…

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Transforming Teaching and Leading: A Vision for a High Quality Educator Development System

on March 24th, 2010 in Educator Effectiveness, Systems Change by | Comments Off

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Building Capacity for Dual Credit in Southwest Ohio: The Promise of Regional Practices

on April 1st, 2009 in Educator Effectiveness, High School Improvement by | No Comments

Download the Full Report In 2008, West Wind Education Policy Inc. (West Wind) received a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation (Jennings Foundation) to develop and manage the Teacher Development Collaboratives (the Collaboratives)—a project designed to support the recruitment, retention and development of teachers in Ohio. The project created…

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