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Three new resources detail how states and districts can improve teacher effectiveness
Thirty-three states recently passed teacher evaluation legislation, all with the goal of improving the quality of instruction in our schools. But many educators question how rigorous evaluation translates into stronger teachers and how state education agencies, stretched thin as they are, can build successful systems in the urgent time frame required.
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) has released three new practical resources that can help. Designed by experts in the field, all three resources detail how teacher evaluation reform can generate increases in teacher effectiveness if aligned with meaningful teacher professional learning.
Evaluation system reform can improve teaching and learning if the right conditions, resources, and opportunities to learn are in place.
Generating Teaching Effectiveness: The Role of Job-Embedded Professional Learning in Teacher Evaluation. This Research & Policy Brief examines how an aligned teacher evaluation system can be used to create optimal professional learning environments for teachers.
Toward the Effective Teaching of New College- and Career-Ready Standards: Making Professional Learning Systemic. This Research-to-Practice Brief discusses how a coordinated system of human capital improvement can support quality professional learning opportunities in line with the new college- and career-ready standards.
Linking Teacher Evaluation to Professional Development: Focusing on Improving Teaching and Learning. This policy brief lays out an informal framework for using evaluation results to target professional growth opportunities for teachers within an aligned system of evaluation, leading to higher levels of teacher practice and student learning.