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Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen; Bassett, Katherine; Olson, Derek; Jacques, Catherine – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
For well over a decade, teachers have been recognized as the single most important school-level factor influencing student achievement (Darling-Hammond, 2000; McCaffrey, Lockwood, Koretz, & Hamilton, 2003; Rivkin, Hanushek, & Kain, 2000; Rowan, Correnti & Miller, 2002; Wright, Horn, & Sanders, 1997). Tremendous public resources…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Teacher Education
Jacques, Catherine; Potemski, Amy – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
This Special Issues Brief from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) offers insight into three human capital management policies that are critical for career and technical education (CTE) teachers: certification, performance evaluation, and professional development. CTE teachers are uniquely positioned to improve college and career…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Capacity Building, Vocational Education Teachers
Jacques, Catherine – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Many career and technical education (CTE) courses not only provide students with vocational and technical skills and knowledge, but engage them in academic content as well. Designed thoughtfully, these courses can address rigorous academic content standards and be as intellectually demanding as traditional academic courses (Southern Regional…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Teacher Qualifications, Academic Education
Jacques, Catherine – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
States in the midst of implementing evaluation reforms face a common dilemma: how to ensure that all your districts are implementing quality educator evaluation systems while still providing them with the flexibility to design systems best suited to their own unique needs. One answer is to create an equivalency process (also known as an approval…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, State Standards, Program Implementation, Educational Change
Jacques, Catherine – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
Many teachers are already keen observers and skilled in supporting and collaborating with their colleagues. Leveraging this rich talent among staff can be an efficient way to address capacity challenges and enrich teachers' evaluations with more targeted feedback. Teachers, however, require training to become systematic, reliable observers who can…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Evaluators, Training