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ERIC Number: ED568386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 99
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Change in Practice in Maryland: Student Learning Objectives and Teacher and Principal Evaluation
Slotnik, William J.; Bugler, Daniel; Liang, Guodong
Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center at WestEd
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is guiding and supporting the implementation of a new Teacher and Principal Evaluation (TPE) system in all school districts throughout the state. The system includes measures of both professional practice and student growth. Because the historical and current practice in Maryland is one of local control, the key TPE implementation decisions and the organizational supports that reinforce those decisions are made at the district level. This study examines the perceptions of frontline educators in Maryland of the support they receive in understanding and implementing the TPE system. It particularly focuses on the key component of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs), an evidence-based instructional process for improving educator effectiveness and student achievement. Findings of this study are intended to help further inform and strengthen the overall TPE system and the SLO component, in particular, in Maryland. Data for this study include interviews of leaders from 12 districts and the state level education association; a case study of four districts; and statewide survey responses provided by teachers, principals and other educators from 24 districts. Findings show that TPE implementation is generating changes in practice and perception. An appendix is attached that contains two figures and nine tables.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center (MACC) at WestEd; Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC)
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B120026