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Resource Library

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.

  • Student Learning Objective Quality Check

    The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) Student Learning Objective Quality Check Tool has been developed to help educators and evaluators effectively review and revise Student Learning Objectives.


    The one-page tool includes guiding questions for each component of a Student Learning Objective (e.g., objective statement, rationale, targets) to help determine whether or not that section is acceptable or in need or revision. 

  • 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.

  • Using Multiple Evaluation Measures to Improve Teacher Effectiveness: State Strategies from Round 2 of No Child Left Behind Act Waivers

    This report is a Center for American Progress analysis of the multiple measures and multiple methods used in new teacher evaluation systems, including the weighting of these measures, to determine a composite score of teacher effectiveness.The data source for the analysis is the plans of 23 second-round waiver applicants approved by the U.S. Department of Education as of August 2012. These include the plans received and approved for Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

  • Recommendations for the Next Generation of Teaching Policy in Texas

    This report, Supporting Students, Honoring Teachers: Recommendations for the Next Generation of Teaching Policies in Texas, includes sixty-three recommendations for preparing, recruiting, developing, evaluating, compensating, and retaining the best teachers. Among other things, the report calls for eliminating minimum salary schedules, which determine teachers' pay based on number of years in the classroom, and for developing a more rigorous annual teacher evaluation system that uses multiple measures, including standardized tests, to assess student growth.

  • Student Growth Percentile Explained

    The Massachusetts Teachers Association Center for Education Policy and Practice created this video to provide a simple explanation of the Student Growth Percentile (SGP) statistic. The SGP will be part of the Mass. educator evaluation system for some educators and is used in accountability determinations


Featured Resource

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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