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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.

  • Recent State Action on Teacher Effectiveness: What’s in State Laws and Regulations?

    In an effort to help policymakers, educators, and the public better understand how this flurry of legislative activity shifted the landscape on teacher effectiveness issues—both nationally and at the state level—Bellwether Education Partners analyzed recent teacher effectiveness legislation, regulation, and supporting policy documents from 21 states that took major legislative or regulatory action on teacher effectiveness in the past three years. This analysis builds on a previous analysis of teacher effectiveness legislation in five states that Bellwether published in 2011. This expanded analysis includes nearly all states that took major legislative action on teacher effectiveness over the past three years.
  • Reinventing Educator Evaluation: Connecting Professional Practice with Student Learning


    This Massachusetts Teachers Association document provides a concise overview of Massachusetts’s teacher evaluation system and proposes a series of changes to the Massachusetts evaluation framework.  

  • The State of Teacher Evaluation Reform State Education Agency Capacity and the Implementation of New Teacher-Evaluation Systems

    This paper offers an assessment of how early adopter states’ departments of education have undertaken the preparation and implementation of new evaluation systems. It also identifies challenges and lessons that can be used to guide future reform efforts in this area. Developing new teacher-evaluation systems has been identified by scholars and policymakers alike as a crucial part of improving teacher quality and raising student academic performance across the country

  • The Irreplaceables: Understanding The Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools

    Spanning four urban school districts encompassing 90,000 teachers, 2,100 schools and 1.4 million students, this TNTP study focuses on the experiences of the “Irreplaceables”: teachers so successful at advancing student learning that they are nearly impossible to replace. It finds that schools rarely make a strong effort to keep these teachers despite their success—and rarely usher unsuccessful teachers out.

  • Achievement Growth: International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance

    This report examines changes in student performance in 41 states within the United States between 1992 and 2011. This report also examines the extent of U.S. progress toward closure of the international education gap.


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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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