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ERIC Number: ED597296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Improving Instruction for All Students through Meaningful Support in Educator Evaluation: State Reflections from the Collaborative for the Continuous Improvement of Educator Effectiveness Systems (the Collaborative)
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
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 to improve their educator evaluation and professional learning systems. The Collaborative for the Continuous Improvement of Educator Effectiveness Systems (the Collaborative), a partnership of the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center), the West Comprehensive Center, and six states (Delaware, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Colorado, Arizona, and Rhode Island), with support from the Northeast Comprehensive Center, have worked together since 2016 to address state-specific design and implementation challenges. Culminating from the work on each state's individual, context-specific problem of practice, the Collaborative developed a set of guiding principles that the six states consider essential for the continuous improvement of educator effectiveness systems. This brief provides an overview of the six guiding principles and presents short vignettes on each of the six Collaborative states that summarize their problems of practice, highlight their continuous improvement efforts within their existing educator effectiveness system, and draw attention to how the six guiding principles were infused into their work.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research; West Comprehensive Center (WCC) at WestEd
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Colorado; Delaware; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Every Student Succeeds Act 2015
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B120021