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Goe, Laura; Holdheide, Lynn; Miller, Tricia – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Across the nation, states and districts are in the process of building better teacher evaluation systems that not only identify highly effective teachers but also systematically provide data and feedback that can be used to improve teacher practice. The "Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems" is a tool…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluators, Educational Change, Accountability
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Hayes, Lindsey; Goe, Laura – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
In most states, educator evaluation systems are moving toward more frequent and focused evaluations that include educators' contributions to student outcomes such as learning growth. Many states include "Specialized Instructional Support Personnel" (SISP) in their educator evaluation systems, but the measures and methods used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Evaluators, Professional Training, School Counseling
Goe, Laura; Matlach, Lauren – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
With nearly a million paraprofessionals working in elementary and secondary schools (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013), ensuring they are well prepared and supported is essential to their and their students' success. Paraprofessionals work closely with classroom teachers to support students from special populations and are typically supervised by…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Research, Role
Goe, Laura – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Creating a pipeline of great teachers for all schools and students in each state is a crucial policy goal. Strengthening teacher pipelines requires states to examine multiple policy areas, including certification requirements, educator evaluation, compensation and career ladders, educator environment (e.g., working conditions), and the range of…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Policy, Teacher Education, Academic Achievement