Improving Teacher Evaluation Systems: Making the Most of Multiple Measures

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Jason A. Grissom, Peter Youngs
Teachers College Press, Nov 22, 2015 - Education - 208 pages
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This is the first book to pull together what we have learned about the impacts and challenges of data-intensive teacher evaluation systemsa defining characteristic of the current education policy landscape. Expert researchers and practitioners speak to what we know (and what remains to be known) about evaluation measures themselves, the implementation of evaluation systems, and the use of evaluation data. The authors argue that rigorous teacher evaluation systems have the potential to promote school improvement but only if the systems are carefully designed and implemented and the data they generate are interpreted and used appropriately. This timely and important volume will be relevant and useful to school and district administrators, policymakers, researchers, and teacher education institutions grappling with issues of teacher accountability and school leadership.

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Jason A. Grissom is associate professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Peter Youngs is associate professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

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