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ERIC Number: ED559289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
A Flurry of Activity: Educator Effectiveness Policies in SREB States Continue to Improve
Douez, Danielle, Ed.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Recruit, train, reward, retain. These actions sound like the core competencies of a human resources manager or the buzzwords for economic development initiatives aiming to attract Fortune 500 companies. The same principles apply to finding, preparing and retaining effective educators. All 16 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have overhauled their educator evaluation systems. Changes to teacher evaluation are encouraging legislators to scrutinize other policies related to compensation, employment status and professional learning. If states design evaluation systems that give teachers multiple ways to demonstrate growth and improve professional practice, then evaluation systems could generate positive outcomes in other areas of the profession. This document summarizes 2014 legislation passed by SREB states in the following areas: (1) Educator Evaluation Systems; (2) Professional Learning and Growth; (3) Employment Status; (4) Teacher Induction; (5) Certification and Licensure; and (6) Compensation. It also includes an overview of current state evaluation systems. [This report is based on the work of Asenith T. Dixon, former state services coordinator at SREB, with updates by Matthew Smith, program manager, Educator Effectiveness.]
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arkansas; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; North Carolina; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia