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Colorado

Senate Bill 10-191: Colorado's Teacher Evaluation Legislation

Senate Bill 10-191 changes the way both principals and teachers will be evaluated in Colorado with the ultimate goal of continuously supporting educators' professional growth and, in turn, accelerating student results.

 

Bellweather Education Partners rated Senate Bill 10-191 as one of the best pieces of teacher evaluation legislation in the country.

Growth Models: Issues and Advice from the States A Guide of the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program

This July 2012 guide from the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems grant program at the Institute of Education Sciences reviews current growth models used by several states for No Child Left Behind compliance. The states discussed in the report are Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, many of which were also beginning to use these models as part of their teacher evaluation systems.

 

The five models reviewed in the document are: trajectory, projection, value-table, value-added, and student growth model. The report describes the growth models and discusses the data elements necessary for using each one. It also provides information on how each state is using a growth model and the challenges they have faced.

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Common Core State Standards

This page provides the complete Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards for Math, English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.

The Federal Government and Teacher Evaluation

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