Executive Summary

Linking Teacher Evaluation to Professional Development: Focusing on Improving Teaching and Learning

This paper lays out an informal framework for  using evaluation results to target professional growth opportunities for teachers within an aligned system of evaluation, leading to higher  levels of teacher practice and student learning.  It is based on the belief that evidence collected  for teacher accountability can also be used to determine the focus and strategies for  professional growth for all teachers, but  particularly for teachers who are not meeting  expectations in terms of their classroom  performance or their students’ learning. Building  trust and strong relationships among teachers  and between teachers and evaluators is critical  to ensure that teachers can benefit most from  evidence-based conversations, resulting in  successful use of evaluation results for teacher learning.

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