Improving Teacher Evaluation Systems: Making the Most of Multiple Measures

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Jason A. Grissom, Peter Youngs
Teachers College Press, 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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Contents

Making the Most of Multiple Measures
1
Observations on Evaluating Teacher PerformanceAssessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of Classroom Observations and ValueAdded Measures
8
Implementing Rigorous Observation of TeachersSynchronizing Theory with Systems for Implementation and Support
22
The Multiple Dimensions of Teacher QualityDoes ValueAdded Capture Teachers Nonachievement Contributions to Their Schools?
37
Potential Pitfalls in the Use of Teacher ValueAdded Data
51
Special Education Teacher EvaluationAn Examination of Critical Issues and Recommendations for Practice
63
Using Student Surveys at the Elementary and Secondary Levels
77
The Role of edTPA in Assessing ContentSpecific Instructional Practices
89
Development or Dismissal?Exploring Principals Use of Teacher Effectiveness Data
116
Implementing Student Learning Objectives and Classroom Observations in Connecticuts Teacher Evaluation System
131
Using Multiple Measures for Developmental Teacher Evaluation
143
Teacher Evaluation in Michigan
156
Multiple Measures in Teacher EvaluationLessons Learned and Guidelines for Practice
169
About the Contributors
185
Index
191
Copyright

Teachers Use of Evaluation for Instructional Improvement and School Supports for Such Use
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