Teacher Evaluations Tag

Education Week Profiles North Dakota’s ESSA Plan

According to Education Week, “North Dakota officials are bracing for a fight with the federal Education Department,” when it comes to their ESSA plan. Some experts say the state’s plan pushes the envelope on flexibility in that, “school districts would not be required to identify...

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NCTQ Publishes New Report on Teacher Evaluation Systems Under ESSA

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...

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Sen. Alexander Weighs In on Teacher Preparation Regulations

In a statement, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said the Dept. of Education’s regulation on teacher preparation programs under ESSA “appears to violate the Higher Education Act.” Under that law, states are “responsible for evaluating whether a college’s program gives teachers the skills they need for...

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AFR Comments on the Implementation of ESSA

The American Federation of Teachers commented that while states acquire control over “accountability, resources, interventions and teacher evaluation systems” in 2017, “some states will mess up” with implementing the ESSA. Read more here.

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How to Improve Student Achievement and Teacher Evaluations

Thomas Toch, Director of the Center on the Future of American Education, released a study outlining the impact of the ESSA rule on education, and provides recommendations on classroom observation, student achievement metrics, professional development, incentivizing principals and teachers, and navigating federal funding. Read more...

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Proposed “Teacher Preparation Rule”

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities commented that the Administration’s proposed “teacher preparation rule” – which would have states collect information on teacher placement, retention, and impact on students – is “incongruent with the new Every Student Succeeds Act … which prohibits the...

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