Effective teacher evaluation practices

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality analyzes six school systems that successfully strengthened their teacher evaluation systems in a way that improves teacher performance. The six systems — Dallas Independent School District, District of Columbia Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, Newark Public Schools, New Mexico, and Tennessee — differ somewhat in the details of their approach and the nature of their successes, but their teacher evaluation systems share certain features that the NCTQ considers strong practices:

  • Multiple measures
  • Student surveys (5 of 6 systems)
  • Objective measures of student growth
  • At least three rating categories
  • Annual evaluations and observations for all teachers
  • Professional development tied to evaluation
  • Written feedback after each observation (5 of 6 systems)

Source: Putman, H., Ross, E., & Walsh, K. (2018). Making a difference: Six places where teacher evaluation systems are getting resultsWashington, DC: National Council on Teacher Quality.

No comments yet. Add Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

WP_User Object ( [data] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 514 [user_login] => noauthor [user_pass] => $P$BqFr3UCe32nVthMAUqJG0hNA5svlnv. [user_nicename] => noauthor [user_email] => noauthor@kprise.com [user_url] => [user_registered] => 2018-11-28 11:57:58 [user_activation_key] => [user_status] => 0 [display_name] => No Author [type] => wpuser ) [ID] => 514 [caps] => Array ( [author] => 1 ) [cap_key] => wp_capabilities [roles] => Array ( [0] => author ) [allcaps] => Array ( [upload_files] => 1 [edit_posts] => 1 [edit_published_posts] => 1 [publish_posts] => 1 [read] => 1 [level_2] => 1 [level_1] => 1 [level_0] => 1 [delete_posts] => 1 [delete_published_posts] => 1 [author] => 1 ) [filter] => [site_id:WP_User:private] => 1 ) 514 | 514

MORE ON THIS TOPIC

Mapping America’s teacher evaluation plans under ESSA  


Principal struggles to give honest feedback 


Learning from what doesn’t work in teacher evaluation


Columns & Blogs