Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform

Overview

A proven method for working with teachers to design better evaluations

There is no magic formula for successfully designing a teacher evaluation system. However there is abundant evidence that suggests involving teachers in the process will reduce the likelihood of opposition, gridlock, and reform failure. Everyone at the Table provides materials to genuinely engage teachers in the evaluation process. The book is a research-based and field-tested practical guide for school ...

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Overview

A proven method for working with teachers to design better evaluations

There is no magic formula for successfully designing a teacher evaluation system. However there is abundant evidence that suggests involving teachers in the process will reduce the likelihood of opposition, gridlock, and reform failure. Everyone at the Table provides materials to genuinely engage teachers in the evaluation process. The book is a research-based and field-tested practical guide for school leaders. With this resource, educators will have the tools they need to develop meaningful teacher evaluations.

  • Offers a collaborative approach to designing teacher evaluations
  • Includes a companion web-based resource, with video

This research-based program outlines a solid plan for improving teacher effectiveness through evaluation reform.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118526347
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 649,586
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt is a senior policy analyst on educator quality at the American Institutes for Research. Allison Rizzolo is the communications director at Public Agenda. Sabrina Laine is vice president of the Education division and leads the educator quality work at the American Institutes for Research. Will Friedman is the president of Public Agenda.

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Table of Contents

Preface

About the Sponsors

About the Authors

PART ONE UNDERSTANDING THE TEACHER EVALUATION CONVERSATION AND WHY IT MATTERS

1 Why Now? The Importance of Cultivating Teacher Leadership and Teacher Voice in the Age of Accountability

2 The Teacher Effectiveness Question: How Can Effectiveness Be Measured?

PART TWO WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT EFFECTIVELY ENGAGING TEACHERS

3 The Who, When, and How of Evaluation: Engaging Teachers on Issues That Matter

4 The Elements of Effective Engagement

PART THREE THE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

5 Planning: Steps for Engaging Teachers

6 Strategies for Ensuring Authentic Engagement in Evaluation Reform

7 Optional Activities for Teacher Engagement in Evaluation Reform

8 Other Stakeholders: Engaging Principals, Parents, and Community Members

9 Conclusion: Teacher Voice in Evaluation and Beyond

References

Index

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