Focus on Teacher Reform Legislation in SREB States: Evaluation Policies
Challege to Lead
State budget shortfalls and federal Race to the Top funding restrictions have given policy-makers in many states a new incentive to transform their education statutes by altering policies affecting a number of common issues, including teacher evaluations, tenure, dismissal and compensation. This Focus report on teacher evaluation policies is the first in a series of reports on these bills. It looks at common elements of new legislation and seven SREB states that have restructured their teacher evaluation systems.