In an August 13 EdSource Today guest blog post, NTC founder and CEO Ellen Moir offers readers a surefire way to know whether a teacher evaluation system will succeed or fail.
Her post begins:
Like school districts all across the country, California’s are figuring out the best way to evaluate teachers. The stark reality is that some districts will be successful in this, and others will not.
Whether a district’s teacher evaluation system works or not will depend on a few things: whether the system is correctly conceived of and designed, how well the system is implemented, and, after evaluation, the district’s level of commitment to ongoing teacher learning.
Read Ellen's full blog post, "Surefire way to know if a teacher evaluation system will succeed or fail."
EdSource Today is an expanded online platform dedicated to reporting and analysis on education challenges facing California and the nation, with the goal of promoting education success. EdSource Today also showcases insightful commentaries by key players in California's education ecosystem.
Read NTC's previous contributions to TopEd blog, a precurser to EdSource Today:
- In TOPed blog, NTC Policy Director asks if policymakers are listening to teachers (June 20, 2012)
- TOPed blog features guest post by NTC's Ellen Moir (Dec. 13, 2011)
- TOPed blog features guest post by NTC's Liam Goldrick (Feb. 8, 2012)
- In TOPed blog, Ellen Moir tells why she’s optimistic about future of education (Apr. 16, 2012)