New York, NY– 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now, in conjunction with ConnCAN: The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, released a report analyzing 10 teacher evaluation models to help chart best practices for sites to consider when implementing teacher evaluation systems.
Measuring Teacher Effectiveness: A Look “Under the Hood” of Teacher Evaluation in 10 Sites, was conducted by Public Impact and focuses on evaluation efforts in three states (Delaware, Rhode Island, and Tennessee), five large districts (Hillsborough County, FL; Houston, TX; New Haven, CT; Pittsburgh, PA; and Washington, DC), one charter management organization (Achievement First), and the Relay Graduate School of Education in New York.
“Teachers are the most important in-school factor for student success,” said 50CAN President and Founder Marc Porter Magee. “To ensure that every child has an effective teacher, we must implement comprehensive teacher evaluation models. Our report is an important tool to understand what leaders in teacher evaluation are doing and what components must be factored into a meaningful evaluation model.”
The report pays particular attention to the implementation challenges that many sites face in putting an evaluation system into place. These challenges focused on five areas:
- student achievement measures
- classroom observations
- other non-academic measures
- accuracy, validity, and reliability
- reporting and using evaluation results.
For interview requests with Marc Porter Magee, please contact Fiona Hoey at 917-318-5799.
50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now is a nonprofit advocacy organization that recruits and supports local leaders who build citizen movements in their states to ensure that every child has access to a great public school. 50CAN is led by President & Founder Marc Porter Magee, and is built on ConnCAN’s groundbreaking accomplishments in his six years as its chief operating officer. 50CAN now has 7 state branches: CarolinaCAN, JerseyCAN, MinnCAN, MarylandCAN, NYCAN, PennCAN and RI-CAN.