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ERIC Number: ED555660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
High Fidelity: Investing in Evaluation Training. Ask the Team
Fetters, Jenni
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
High-quality training is a crucial investment in establishing and maintaining implementation fidelity as well as building educators' trust in the new process. Training approaches for educator evaluation vary both in format (i.e., how it's delivered) and content (i.e., what is provided). Train-the-trainer sessions, online professional learning modules, videos, webinars, in-person presentations--these are all examples of the formats that states use to provide training on new performance evaluation systems. In this edition of "Ask the Team," Jenni Fetters reports on both the format and the content of state approaches to evaluation training. Specifically, her scan of state approaches to training turned up three categories of content: (1) District leadership training empowers and supports district leadership teams by providing an overview of state-level legislative and policy changes and providing information, tools, and resources for implementation planning; (2) Educator orientation training informs and prepares school-based educators who are being evaluated by providing an overview of the new system and detailed information, materials, and tools for completing the new evaluation process; and (3) Evaluator training cultivates and assesses the skills and knowledge of teacher and principal evaluators through an in-depth dive into instructional and leadership rubrics and practicing data collection and scoring. States and districts are testing a wide variety of format and content combinations for providing training on evaluation, but little is currently known about their efficacy, particularly at scale. Here, Fetters offers state examples as a starting point for the reader's state's deliberations regarding evaluation training.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Illinois; Iowa; Ohio; Tennessee