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 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.
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,...
Moving Forward: A National Perspective on States' Progress in Common Core State Standards Implementation Planning
This study serves as a follow-up a January 2012 Preparing for Change report, which detailed state-reported survey responses about the status of CCSS implementation planning in 2011 overall and in three key areas: teacher professional development, curriculum guides, and teacher-evaluation systems.
In summer 2013, results from Common Core–aligned tests in New York showed a steep decline in outcomes. Common Core advocates hailed the scores as an honest accounting of school and student performance, while others worried that they reflected problems with the tests, inadequate support for...