Right now, state education departments are working to try to come up with a plan that meets all the requirements of the Federal government’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). One area that has received a lot of attention in ESSA is the student accountability section and the required indicators that hold schools accountable for student
As Naomi wrote yesterday the results from the final report from the Gates Foundation’s MET study are not groundbreaking. A number of researchers–including yours truly–policymakers and advocates have been saying for years that the most accurate way to evaluate teachers is by employing multiple measures of teacher performance that also includes measures of student achievement.
It’s no secret that most teachers are not fans of being evaluated based on student test scores. This is true even though, according to the findings of an upcoming teacher survey from EdSector, the majority of teachers believe they should receive pay increases if they consistently receive outstanding evaluations from their principals . The survey also