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Teacher Evaluation + Common Core = Professional Ownership Incentive

While much attention and support are properly directed at teacher evaluation reform efforts across states, the time is here to identify the “why” and the “so what.” I write to focus on the “so what,” but will set the table by first sharing my view on the “why.” The premise is that once the table is properly set, teachers will see ownership opportunity of sitting at the table and driving the “so what.”  Teachers do this every day in their classrooms, and they deserve an evaluation tool that specifically supports their craft when evaluation results are identified.  That ownership opportunity has the potential for great implications as an incentive.

Measuring Student Growth Means More Than Measuring Student Growth

In most states across the country, work is underway to incorporate student growth measures into a teacher’s evaluation.  In concept, it’s hard to argue that this shouldn’t happen.  In application, it’s understandably complicated and, many times, controversial.   To bring a different light to this work, I’d like to turn our collective attention to an important, but possibly unintended, positive outcome from the effort.  It spotlights the value and necessity of teacher voice.  It also shows that teacher voice can take many forms and have many functions.  Teacher voice is one of the fundament

The Federal Government and Teacher Evaluation

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