Assessment

The Case for Changing the Performance Review Process

In the grand scheme of things, performance reviews are a good thing. They offer you an opportunity to connect with your teachers, give constructive feedback, and map out a strategy for personal growth. At least, that was the original intent. The problems...
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5 Essentials for Your Teacher Evaluation Process

Over the past decade, school districts, teachers, and principals have been grappling with how to overhaul teacher evaluation systems — with many initiatives being led by extensive research on performance and student outcomes. Many of my colleagues would...
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How School Districts are Using Technology to Improve Teacher Evaluations

Nearly 50 years have passed since Dr. Robert Goldhammer published what would become the first widely embraced handbook for teacher evaluations. The principles outlined by Goldhammer included five phases of supervision — observation conference, observation,...
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Study Shows Student Performance Impacted By Teacher Effectiveness

No matter the location of your school district, it’s unlikely that many of your teachers will fall into the unsatisfactory category. By some estimates, 98 percent of teachers received a nod of approval ranging from satisfactory to above satisfactory...
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Conduct Teacher Evaluations that are Designed to Improve Performance

Mention performance reviews to an employee, whether it’s a teacher or other support staff. More than likely, you’ll receive varied responses, many of them ranging from lukewarm to outright negative. According to a recent Forbes article, only 55 percent...
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