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Finster, Matthew; Jackson, Cara – National Comprehensive Center, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions in the teacher workforce, including reductions-in-force due to budget cuts, hesitation from teachers to return in-person to the classroom, and relaxed standards for entering the profession. Even before the current pandemic, teacher hiring decisions were often late, rushed, and information-poor.…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Labor Force Development, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness
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
Coggshall, Jane G.; Rasmussen, Claudette; Colton, Amy; Milton, Jessica; Jacques, Catherine – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
State and district leaders across the country are working intensely to respond to legislation calling for revised teacher evaluation systems that incorporate multiple measures of student learning and teacher practice. Whether through strengthened accountability or more formative support, the primary goal of this work is the continuous improvement…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Public Policy
Clifford, Matthew; Hansen, Ulcca Joshni; Wraight, Sara – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
Across the country, states and districts are designing principal evaluation systems as a means of improving leadership, learning, and school performance. Principal evaluation systems hold potential for supporting leaders' learning and sense of accountability for instructional excellence and student performance. Principal evaluation is also an…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen; Biggers, Kietha; Fetters, Jenni – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
With many efforts underway across the United States, state education agency (SEA) leaders have the opportunity to utilize the expertise of their contacts in other SEAs and regional comprehensive centers (RCCs) in their region and throughout the country to exchange ideas and share the lessons they have learned about involving stakeholders in…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Stakeholders, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
Holdheide, Lynn; Browder, Diane; Warren, Sandra; Buzick, Heather; Jones, Nathan – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
With the current emphasis in educational policy on improving teacher effectiveness, states and school districts are quickly developing and implementing new models of teacher evaluation. However, few models address the unique challenges in accurately measuring achievement growth of students with disabilities (including those participating in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
In response to federal initiatives such as Race to the Top (RTTT), Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver requests, and the Teacher Incentive Fund competition, states have made dramatic changes in their policies related to teacher evaluation during the past three years. Historically, teacher evaluation systems have been…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
Potemski, Amy; Baral, Mahua; Meyer, Cassandra – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
This Policy-to-Practice Brief introduces five current examples of measures of teacher performance. The goal is to assist regional comprehensive centers and state education agencies in building local capacity to incorporate the use of alternative measures of teacher performance into the overhaul of state evaluation systems--especially in states…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
Goe, Laura; Holdheide, Lynn – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
The growing need for more information about measuring teachers' contributions to student learning growth, particularly in nontested subjects and grades, is the impetus for this Research & Policy Brief. Although the research base in this area is disappointingly limited, the brief includes considerations and suggestions based on current models…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, School Districts
Goe, Laura; Holdheide, Lynn; Miller, Tricia – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
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. "A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems" is a tool…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Evaluators, Teacher Evaluation
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
Hosp, John L. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
The purpose of this Issue Paper is to provide a framework and justification for effective ways that teachers can collect and use assessment data to make instructional decisions. This framework is provided as an indication of what effective linking of assessment data to instructional decisions "ought" to look like--rather than a summary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary 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
Steiner, Lucy – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality asked Public Impact to conduct a study exploring the change processes in the creation and implementation of teacher evaluation systems. This TQ Research & Policy Brief provides an overview of Public Impact's preliminary findings as they relate to the impetus for change and the political and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Educational Change
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
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