Hot Button Issue: What is “fair” in teacher evaluation?

CTQ teacher writers have been advocating for a fair and rigorous teacher evaluation system for years. Check out this roundup of the best posts throughout 2013!

CTQ teacher writers have been advocating for a fair and rigorous teacher evaluation system for years.

2007: Renee Moore wrote Measuring Up as a way of outlining a teacher-created model for performance pay.

2010: Ryan Niman wrote My first wish for teacher evaluation which outlines a more comprehensive evaluation model to provide valuable feedback for teachers’ professional growth.

2011: Jessica Keigan emphasized the need for teachers and student voice to be involved in the process in her post Consulting the key players: Teachers and students.

As federal and state legislation create new systems of teacher evaluation, educators continue to advocate for the best practices and models. Check out these posts from practicing teachers and experienced policy researchers throughout the 2013 year.

January Accountability vs responsibility in education  John Holland

May Evaluating the evaluators  Barnett Berry

June Policymakers, do your homework on evaluation reform Barnett Berry

October On Measuring Student Learning Ariel Sacks

November Take me out [of the VAM] Game by Rob Kriete

November  Look to other ‘knowledge industries’ to get teacher evaluation right  Barnett Berry

December If I’m .84 points away from statistical perfection, why am I so angry? Bill Ferriter

Obviously teacher leaders have been involved in this important discussion for years, and they continue to offer valuable insights and ideas through forums like CTQ’s Teacher Evaluation lab on the Collaboratory. To see the current discussions on this topic, join the lab today or search for “teacher evaluation” in the blogs.

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