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 online version of this guide can be accessed on the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) at American Institutes for Research (AIR) website. The website also offers relevant resources from national websites.
The Education Week Spotlight on Assessment is a collection of articles hand-picked by Education Week editors including the following topics: classroom evidence of learning, formative assessment, computer-adaptive testing, the promises and challenges of open-ended test items, and the debate over...
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.
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...
Race to the Top-District Action Brief: Establishing the Foundational Conditions for Personalized Learning
This paper provides a blueprint for districts that wish to strengthen their RTTD applications. In it, the author recommends foundational conditions schools must put in place to transform classrooms and the school itself such that students and educators are ready to implement innovative,...