NCTQ Publishes New Report on Teacher Evaluation Systems Under ESSA

NCTQ Publishes New Report on Teacher Evaluation Systems Under ESSA

January 25, 2017

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) published a new report on opportunities for teacher evaluation systems under ESSA. NCTQ argued that since ESSA does not require “teacher-evaluation systems based in significant part on students’ test scores,” states are “given states flexibility to tinker with evaluations.” According to Education Week, the report encouraged states to ensure teachers “cannot be rated effective if they receive the lowest rating on the student-growth component of their evaluation.”