Learning From the States
Hope Street Group interviewed teachers, education officials, and policy makers in states implementing new or revised evaluation programs, including Delaware, Tennessee, Florida, and Louisiana. With educator-evaluation reform a relatively new movement, the interviews revealed some of the challenges and issues states are facing.
The experiences of the states show creating a quality evaluation program is an enormous and difficult undertaking involving designing, planning, communicating, and several other steps necessary to implement a new system. Suggestions and examples of how to tackle the various steps could be useful to the states in the early phases of building an evaluation program.