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ERIC Number: ED535255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 121
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Teacher Effectiveness: A Look "Under the Hood" of Teacher Evaluation in 10 Sites. A ConnCAN, 50CAN, and Public Impact Report
Doyle, Daniela; Han, Jiye Grace
This report highlights 10 of the most advanced and talked-about teacher evaluation systems nationally: Delaware; Rhode Island; Tennessee; Hillsborough County, Florida; Houston, Texas; New Haven, Connecticut; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC (referred to throughout just as Washington); Achievement First (a charter management organization, or CMO); and the Relay Graduate School of Education in New York City. Together, these systems serve more than 1.6 million students each year. These are not the only systems taking on this work, but they are trailblazers. None of the sites featured would say they have fully "figured out" teacher evaluation. Nor do the authors hold them up as examples of perfection. Yet they have all worked long and hard to carefully and thoughtfully tackle the most difficult challenges related to developing and implementing a high-quality teacher evaluation system. This report consists of four components: (1) A brief which provides an overview of the report and background on the topics addressed in the other documents, including key questions, implementation options and trade-offs, and key terms; (2) A cross-site analysis that looks across all 10 sites and summarizes key components of their evaluation systems; (3) 10 detailed profiles of the teacher evaluation systems at our featured sites; and (4) A library of documents that are the building blocks of the 10 systems. Individual site profiles contain sources. (Contains 36 footnotes.) [This paper was created with 50CAN and Public Impact. Funding for this paper was provided by H. A. Vance Foundation.]
ConnCAN. 85 Willow Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Tel: 203-772-4017; Fax: 203-404-7781; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN)
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Delaware; District of Columbia; Florida; New York; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Tennessee; Texas