This policy brief advises states and school districts on valid ways to use assessments for teacher evaluation purposes.
Guidance for Developing and Selecting Assessments of Student Growth for Use in Teacher Evaluation Systems (Extended Version)
This article provides comprehensive guidance for including test scores in teacher evaluations.
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...
The authors admit that there is a growing consensus that evidence of teachers’ contributions to student learning should be a component of teacher evaluation systems, along with evidence of the quality of teachers’ practice. However, they argue that current research suggests that Value-Added Model...
Key Considerations When Measuring Teacher Effectiveness: A Framework for Validating Teachers’ Professional Practices
The report describes three levels of data collection to measure teacher effectiveness both with and without standardized test scores.
At a recent gathering of the Southwest Collaborative on Educator Effectiveness, Margaret Heritage provided expert guidance on the appropriate use of student assessment results to measure teacher quality.
This is a RAND website that features fact sheets, blog posts, research briefs, and more on the important and often controversial issue of test scores used as part of a teacher’s evaluation.
Students far too often say they understand something that they don’t, and teachers far too often accept their assurances as fact rather than fiction. In this brief article, Grant Wiggins draws from both researchers and his own classroom experiences to help teachers know if their students really...