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Goe, Laura; Biggers, Kietha; Croft, Andrew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
Recently, teacher evaluation has become a major focus in educational policy debates and research efforts. This increased attention to teacher evaluation has raised questions about the relationship between evaluation and student outcomes. Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain (2005) and others have demonstrated with value-added research that there are…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability
Archibald, Sarah; Coggshall, Jane G.; Croft, Andrew; Goe, Laura – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
This Research & Policy Brief addresses the aspect of the teacher support system that is perhaps the most important and often the most weakly implemented: teacher learning and development. This brief includes the following to help state and district leaders select professional learning activities that are worth the allocation of scarce resources:…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Resource Allocation
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Goe, Laura; Croft, Andrew; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
Current emphasis on teacher effectiveness in educational policy poses a challenge for the evaluation of special education teachers and English language learner (ELL) specialists. Most evaluation systems focus on student achievement and teacher practice; however, few systems have the capacity to differentiate among specialty area educators, address…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Educational Policy, Special Education
Croft, Andrew; Coggshall, Jane G.; Dolan, Megan; Powers, Elizabeth – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
Featured prominently in recent federal education regulations, the term "job-embedded professional development" has come into increasingly common usage for more than a decade, yet rarely is it explicitly defined. But what exactly is job-embedded professional development? What types of teacher learning opportunities count as being job…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
Goe, Laura; Croft, Andrew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
In "Approaches to Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: A Research Synthesis" published by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center), ways of evaluating teachers were compared (Goe, Bell, & Little, 2008). This brief compares two of the methods discussed in that synthesis--value-added measures and classroom observations--and…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods