Education Trends

School Districts Explore New Forms of Teacher Evaluations in 2017

In New York City, school officials are launching new teacher evaluations that place a higher priority on students’ classroom work over test scores. Meanwhile, the Connecticut State Board of Education is debating whether to delay a proposal that would...
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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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How to Improve Accuracy & Effectiveness of Teacher Evaluations

How effective are your teacher evaluations? Are they being conducted according to the universal guidelines set out by your school district? It’s possible that they are not being conducted accurately. That was the finding of a consulting group that analyzed...
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Is Technology the Key to Better Teacher Evaluations

Let’s talk about the purpose of an employee evaluation — or, in this case, a teacher evaluation. It all comes down to providing constructive feedback that will help employees improve the way they do their jobs. On the surface, it seems fairly simple....
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