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Giffin, Jessica – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2020
One potential policy challenge in the COVID-19 context is how to evaluate and provide teachers feedback and support in a virtual learning environment. State education agencies (SEAs) sought to address this policy challenge by revising teacher evaluation policy during the 2019-20 academic year to lift requirements. However, given the new dynamics…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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
Matlach, Lauren – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2015
Evaluation studies can provide feedback on implementation, support continuous improvement, and increase understanding of evaluation systems' impact on teaching and learning. Despite the importance of educator evaluation studies, states often need support to prioritize and fund them. Successful studies require expertise, time, and a shared…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, State Aid
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
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
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
In the report "From Good to Great: Exemplary Teachers Share Perspectives on Increasing Teacher Effectiveness across the Career Continuum," (See full report in ERIC at ED555657) National and State Teachers of the Year shared their views on what helped them become great teachers. This accompanying "Discussion Starter Tool" builds…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Surveys, Novices, Teaching Experience
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
Martella, Jana; Connors-Tadros, Lori – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Early childhood educators play a critical role in preparing students for success later in their school experience. The instructional techniques, emotional supports, and assessment approaches for early childhood settings are different from classroom settings in later grades. How can states and districts develop evaluation systems that are tuned to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
Yoder, Nicholas – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is crucial for improved educational attainment. As teachers help students achieve new college and career readiness standards, they need to use teaching practices that promote student social and emotional learning in the classroom. Our new resource, "Self-Assessing Social and Emotional Instruction and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Correlation
Yoder, Nicholas – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Teachers help promote the social and emotional learning skills students need to be college and career ready, such as collaborating with others, monitoring their own behavior, and making responsible decisions. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is critical to the introduction of college and career readiness standards. To bridge the connection between…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Practices, Teacher Evaluation
Fetters, Jenni – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
High-quality training is a crucial investment in establishing and maintaining implementation fidelity as well as building educators' trust in the new process. Training approaches for educator evaluation vary both in format (i.e., how it's delivered) and content (i.e., what is provided). Train-the-trainer sessions, online professional learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, Leadership Training, Training Methods
Cushing, Ellen – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
Capacity is a real and pressing challenge for educators tasked with implementing robust evaluation systems that include multiple measures of performance. In response to questions from the field, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders has gathered emerging strategies from policymakers and practitioners who are grappling with capacity challenges…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Capacity Building, Classroom Observation Techniques, Educational Cooperation
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
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