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Pratt, Tony – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
This report describes an analysis by the Tennessee Department of Education's Office of Research and Policy that proposes a second quantitative metric for assessing the practicality and usefulness of the ratings that teacher evaluators are giving to the teachers they observe by looking at the range of ratings given. The idea of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Observation, Evaluators, Feedback (Response)
Pratt, Tony; Booker, Laura – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
While most teachers in Tennessee remain in their positions for many years, it is also the case that some of the most effective teachers depart each year, either to go teach in a different school, a different district, or sometimes to leave the profession entirely. Not all of these moves are avoidable, but finding ways to retain as many high…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Effectiveness, Public School Teachers, School Districts