ERIC Number: EJ964220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
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Value Added: Do New Teacher Evaluation Methods Make the Grade?
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v77 n2 p40-45 Oct 2011
Measuring a teacher's effectiveness in quantifiable ways is a logical step in a society driven by the SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely objectives) that pervade modern management. The idea of using student performance on standardized tests to judge a teacher's effectiveness picked up steam after the Obama administration's Race to the Top contest required states to ramp up teacher evaluation. Last year, nearly a dozen states took steps to require teacher evaluation systems to consider evidence of students' academic growth. All over the country, school leaders are looking at so-called value-added ways of measuring teacher performance. This article compares ways various school districts evaluate teachers.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Models, Achievement Gains, Educational Testing, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top