Professional Growth Plan

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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3 Steps to Achieving Better Teacher Evaluations

As federal efforts for standardizing teacher evaluations come to an end following the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, states have more flexibility in the choice of their own systems for evaluations. For a recent report, “Teacher Evaluations...
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Evaluation Conversations Pay Honor to Teaching

When Indiana’s new teacher evaluation law passed, educators across the state had fairly similar reactions. Being the assigned person in our district to lead the implementation of the new evaluation process required by law, I got to hear most of those...
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Implementing a Modified RISE Teacher Evaluation System

In my years of teaching and as a school administrator, I have come to learn that the most effective school improvement efforts are those that focus on improving classroom instruction. What happens between a teacher and their students during instructional...
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Teacher Evaluations: The Conversation Has Changed

Teachers across the nation are being transformed into instructional leaders, in part due to the new evaluation methods being put into effect in multiple schools and districts. In the past three years many states have made changes to their teacher evaluation...
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