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November 5, 2018
Here are six ways your vote on Tuesday could affect schools across New York
Democrats could take control of the state Senate for the first time since 2010.
October 25, 2018
More work, worse relationships, and better feedback: How teacher evaluation has changed the job of the principal
Teacher evaluation overhauls were supposed to reshape teaching. New research suggests they may have had an even greater impact on what it means to be a school principal.
August 5, 2018
Eight years ago, the L.A. Times published teachers’ ratings. New research tells us what happened next.
"You shine a light on people who are underperforming and the hope is they improve. But when you increase transparency, you may actually exacerbate inequality."
a high-stakes evaluation
June 21, 2018
The Gates Foundation bet big on teacher evaluation. The report it commissioned explains how those efforts fell short.
New research commissioned by Gates finds scant evidence that evaluation changes accomplished what they were meant to: improve teacher quality or boost student learning.
Updated July 18, 2018
How bias happens: teaching struggling students can affect observation scores, study finds
The types of students teachers instruct may influence how administrators evaluate their performance.
May 7, 2018
Teacher evaluation fight spills into New York’s Board of Regents meeting
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and certain board members appeared split over whether to express enthusiasm for the bill.
April 13, 2018
What you need to know about the $7 million set aside for Memphis teacher raises in 2018
Now that there's $7 million for teacher pay raises in next year’s budget, Chalkbeat explains which teachers will get a raise, how much, and why.
January 30, 2018
Did new evaluations and weaker tenure make fewer people want to become teachers? A new study says yes
After states put in place new evaluation and tenure rules, fewer people were interested in the job, a new study suggests.
March 16, 2017
For third straight year, TNReady prompts Tennessee to adjust teacher evaluation formula
The State Department of Education is asking for another change to teacher evaluations in response to last year’s test cancellation of TNReady.
July 22, 2016
Tennessee first-grade teachers now can be evaluated beyond test scores
The State Board of Education votes to update its evaluation policy, adding a new option for first-grade teachers.
July 5, 2016
Report: Indiana teachers are being evaluated with ‘erratic’ mix of 200 systems
Researchers found “an erratic profile” of plans that varied based on what the researchers said makes for “high quality teacher evaluation plans.”
Adjustments in Accountability
March 31, 2016
This year’s TNReady scores can’t put your school on the priority list. Here’s why.
In light of TNReady's bumpy rollout, the State Department of Education has new provisions in place for how student test scores will be used to evaluate low-performing schools.
March 7, 2016
Indianapolis Public Schools seeks better way to grade teachers
Critics say the district’s current teacher rating system gives too many high marks, doesn’t reflect poor test scores.
status quo holds
February 22, 2016
Lawmakers torpedo yet another bid to change teacher evaluations
A bill that would have given districts flexibility in how often they evaluated National Board Certified Teachers was killed Monday on a bipartisan 7-4 committee vote.
staying the course
February 18, 2016
Proposal to strip student growth data from teacher evaluations goes down
A bill that would have dramatically changed Colorado’s teacher evaluation system was defeated Thursday on a 6-3 vote by the Senate Education Committee.
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