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ERIC Number: ED559385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Improving the Quality of Teachers and Principals. re:VISION No. 04, Part 1
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey
Hunt Institute
Among international competitors, the U.S. is an economic leader but trails in many aspects of teacher preparation, investment, and continuous improvement. To change this situation requires a multi-part and comprehensive strategy. The good news is that examples of encouraging reforms exist in many places, and strong evidence shows that these reforms are lifting student achievement. This overview, part of a re:VISION special series on "teacher effectiveness," is intended to provide state-level policymakers with a digest of existing research and current state efforts around teacher preparation, evaluation, compensation, and school leadership. Policymakers should consider each area of reform in context of the others. If they are addressed in isolation, old problems in some areas will hinder progress in another. For instance, effective compensation reforms require an evaluation system that is capable of producing accurate results that distinguish between good, average, and poor teachers. Each of the briefs in this series will provide a deeper exploration of the challenges states are facing in the area of educator effectiveness reform and offer considerations for policymakers. This issue provides a brief summary of the issues examined in the accompanying four briefs on teacher preparation, evaluation, compensation, and school leadership. [For Part 2 of this series, see ED559387; for Part 3, see ED559381; for Part 4, see ED559388; and for Part 5, see ED559391.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hunt Institute