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Hope Street Group’s resource library provides an abundance of information to assist you learning about teacher evaluation reform. Whether you're seeking information non-tested grades and subjects, growth measures, teacher engagement, value added measurement or anything else, you'll find it here.

  • How Much are Districts Spending to Implement Teacher Evaluation Systems? Case Studies of Hillsborough County Public Schools, Memphis City Schools, and Pittsburgh Public Schools

    This report presents case studies of the efforts by three school districts, Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), Memphis City Schools (MCS), and Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), to launch, implement, and operate new teacher evaluation systems as part of a larger reform effort called the Partnership Sites to Empower Effective Teaching. The HCPS system evaluates teachers based on a value-added model (VAM) of student achievement and structured classroom observations, while the MCS and PPS systems include surveys of students in addition to the VAM and classroom observation components.

  • 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.

  • New York State SLO Reference Guide

    This chart outlines the SLO process for teachers in NY state, with an explanation of when state or local SLOs are used.  An accompanying  webinar can be found here

  • 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.

  • DPAS II - Delaware Performance Appraisal System Resources

    Click here to visit the Delaware Department of Education's page with rubrics, forms and guide related to Delaware's teacher evaluation system.

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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.

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