ERIC Number: EJ913788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Measuring Effectiveness: What Will It Take?
Stumbo, Circe; McWalters, Peter
Educational Leadership, v68 n4 p10-15 Dec 2010-Jan 2011
Federal policy now focuses on teacher "effectiveness" rather than teacher "quality" as its central policy concern. Rather than measuring inputs, the new focus looks to measure the outcomes of a teacher's work--that is, the extent to which the educator has met crucial student needs, such as improved student achievement. As states move to take a more active role in teacher evaluation, they face challenges that include overcoming the limits of what student assessment data can say about teacher performance; connecting test scores to teachers who teach untested subjects; ensuring evaluator quality; and promoting team-based, as opposed to individual, accountability. This issue addresses assessment and educational policy.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Educational Policy, Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Correlation, Tests, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Mass Media Effects, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001