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ERIC Number: EJ1080084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Teacher Evaluation in the Arts Disciplines: Three State Perspectives
Gates, Karol; Hansen, Deb; Tuttle, Lynn
Arts Education Policy Review, v116 n4 p162-175 2015
The purpose of this report is to provide insight into how state departments are implementing legislative requirements for educator evaluation, particularly the specific circumstances states encounter around arts education. Spotlights on Delaware, a first-round recipient of Race to the Top funding, and Colorado and Arizona, third-round recipients, provide a variety of state-level approaches. Not only do the state contexts differ because of funding variability and level of focus on arts education, size and state laws around local control also play a factor in how states are able to implement educator evaluation requirements. To add to the complexity of this implementation, educator evaluation is a component within several education reforms in all disciplines, including new standards adoption, student assessment development and/or implementation, and need for professional development for arts educators. These multiple components play important roles in state efforts to meet educator evaluation requirements for arts educators. This report outlines each state context and other reform elements at play, and shares opportunities and challenges within the educational landscape. This report does not advocate for, speculate on, or share opinions about these efforts, as the primary role of state departments is to oversee, manage, and support schools and districts in any change process required by state and/or federal law.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Colorado; Delaware
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
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