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Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
How can states help ensure that their systems are providing schools and educators with the essential data for improvement efforts? One powerful strategy is to collaborate with partners using a continuous improvement approach. Six states have been doing just that--working together to investigate and address specific, high-priority, high-impact ways…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Mizrav, Etai – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2019
Effective teachers can have a significant impact on student success; unfortunately, low-income students, students of color, English learners, and students with disabilities are more likely to be assigned to unqualified, less experienced, and less effective teachers. Inequitable access to effective educators is one contributing factor that…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
State implementation of new standards (revising, adapting, and adopting new standards) is a significant undertaking. Such an effort at the state level requires extensive support, planning, and resources. Implementing new state standards also requires the support of multiple education leaders--governors, legislators, state departments of education,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Science Education, Science Curriculum
Paliokas, Kathleen – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Implementing new college and career readiness standards, along with readying teachers and students for new assessments, is a monumental undertaking by multiple national, state, and local education leaders and organizations. One critical policy area for states to consider is supports for educator preparation programs to ensure that new teachers…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Preservice Teacher Education
Hornung, Katie; Yoder, Nick – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
In the wake of the Common Core State Standards and teacher evaluation reform, school leaders increasingly look to district leaders for support, coaching, and leadership. District leaders--superintendents, assistant or area superintendents, specialists, principal supervisors, and school business administrators--can hold varying and multiple roles…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Administrator Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Superintendents
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
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
Han, Grace; Doyle, Daniela – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
Teacher residency programs are a relatively new method for building stronger teacher pipelines. Research assessing the impact of these programs is still limited, but some early reports suggest that residency programs hold promise for improving teacher effectiveness and retention rates (Barrett, Hovde, Hahn, & Rosqueta, 2011; Papay, West,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Benchmarking
Holdheide, Lynn – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
This Special Issues Brief from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) offers recommendations for the design and implementation of educator evaluation systems that support the academic and social growth of students with disabilities. Teachers of students with disabilities work closely with specialized instructional support personnel…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teacher Evaluation, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion