What will happen to teacher evaluation in your state under the Every Student Succeeds Act? What actions can state departments of education take to improve the accuracy and value of teacher evaluation and feedback for educators, and local and state leaders?
This report presents an analysis of classroom observation policies and progress in implementation in SREB states. It offers a closer look at how states are framing observations, training observers, ensuring observation quality and building a culture of educator support.
How do effective teachers impact student learning? Can educator performance reviews change and challenge the culture of the teaching profession?
What are states considering as they design and implement teacher evaluation systems? This is the inaugural title in SREB’s Educator Effectiveness Series, an evaluation of policies, practices and lessons in SREB states.
Recaps legislation and summarizes changes to state teacher feedback and evaluation systems in 2014. Highlights an important trend: many SREB state legislatures have enacted policies that aim to make evaluation, professional learning and compensation strategies more seamless.
Policy analysis and recommendations regarding the member states we serve in the aftermath of the 2009 Race to the Top grant competition. Reviews teacher evaluation system changes in several states, as policymakers continue the intensive task of quantifying teacher effectiveness and begin considering student achievement results as a major factor in teacher ratings.