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Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement

Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement

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ISBN-13: 9780807754467
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 04/26/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 232,315
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Think Systemically 1

Problems with Current Evaluation Systems 4

How Should We Think About the Improvement of Teaching? 6

Understanding Teacher Quality and Teaching Quality 10

A Systemic Approach to Evaluating and Supporting Teaching 14

2 Start with Standards 16

Standards for Student Learning 16

Standards for Teaching 20

3 Create a Continuum of Performance Assessments 25

Features of Performance Assessments 25

Creating a State System 28

A Performance-Based Continuum in Action: The Case of New Mexico 42

4 Build Standards-Based Systems of Local Evaluation 50

Standards-Based Evaluations of Practice 52

Professional Contributions 59

Evidence of Student Learning 65

5 Use Evidence of Student Learning Appropriately 70

The Benefits and Challenges of Looking at Learning through a Value-Added Lens 74

How Value-Added Achievement Measures Operate in the Real World 77

Productive Uses of Student Learning Evidence 92

6 Support Meaningful Professional Learning 99

Professional Learning that Pays Off 102

Building Collective Expertise 107

7 Create Structures to Enable Fair and Effective Evaluation 115

Evaluator Expertise 115

Governance Structures That Enable Personnel Decisions 122

Peer Assistance and Review in Action 126

A Feasible System that is Adequately Resourced 132

8 Remember the Goal: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize 141

Coordinating State Licensing and Local Evaluation 145

Integrating Evidence of Practice with Evidence of Student Learning 147

The Critical Importance of a Collective Perspective 150

Conclusion 152

Appendix-Student Learning Evidence Template: Albuquerque, New Mexico 154

Notes 156

References 161

Index 170

About the Author 177

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