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Quality Program and Curriculum Evaluation

Quality Program and Curriculum Evaluation

Educators spend an enormous amount of time with assessment.  In fact, many educators become frustrated at the amount of time required for student assessment, claiming it takes away from actual instructional time.  Administrators often feel the pain of allocating...
Learning From What DOESN’T Work in Teacher Evaluations

Learning From What DOESN’T Work in Teacher Evaluations

What have we learned about educator effectiveness evaluations since 2011? Across the country we have certainly learned from our successes and mistakes. According to the Phi Delta Kappan article, Learning From What Doesn’t Work in Teacher Evaluation, there are four...
One school’s incredible response to Covid-19 and Teacher Evaluation (A Guest Post from Dr. Kelly Andrews)

One school’s incredible response to Covid-19 and Teacher Evaluation (A Guest Post from Dr. Kelly Andrews)

COVID-19 has changed how we provide education this year. One of the first questions the administration at our school received was: “How will teacher evaluations be impacted and on what will they be based?” This is an area that was not of immediate concern to...
Ask Me Anything:  6 Answers to Your Questions About Teacher Evaluations.

Ask Me Anything: 6 Answers to Your Questions About Teacher Evaluations.

1. What is the most effective way to evaluate a teacher? Answer: The most effective method for evaluating a teacher is dual, mutual involvement and ongoing collaboration in the evaluation process. The teacher, being guided by the evaluator, is consulted and involved...
Professional Development for Teachers – 5 Common Mistakes

Professional Development for Teachers – 5 Common Mistakes

As teacher evaluation software providers, it pains us to hear from teachers and administrators who are unsatisfied with how professional development (PD) is occurring in their school or district. Evaluations are less effective if they aren’t tied to concrete,...