Education Industry Trends

Student Growth Still a Critical Factor in Teacher Evaluations

The backlash against using student test scores to evaluate teachers continues to gain momentum, with Georgia among the latest states changing their policies. In a unanimous vote, the Georgia State Board decided to diminish the role of student test scores....
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Why are our Best and Brightest Students Not Choosing to Become Educators?

School districts across the nation are continuing to report a growing shortage of teachers as teachers are jumping ship in record numbers. According to a national survey of college freshman conducted in 2016, “the number of students who say they...
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Increased Teacher Scrutiny Could be Factor in Pending Teacher Shortage Crisis

Within the next 10 years, the United States could be facing a significant shortage of teachers — at a rate of more than 100,000 teachers annually, according to a recent report by a national think tank. The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) points to troubling...
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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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Disconnecting the Ties Between Teacher Evaluations and Test Scores

In Indiana, educators and legislators have been caught up in the ongoing debate as to whether teacher evaluations and, as a result, teacher pay should be linked to students’ test scores. Considered one of the most controversial aspects of the state’s...
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