Articles: Evaluation

Measuring the Effectiveness of New Teachers

A new teacher performance model will evaluate lesson plans, grade books, assignments and class videos to both assess teachers and improve teacher licensure programs.

What's the Value in Value-Added?

A controversial measure of teaching quality gains momentum as federal grants spur districts to adopt it.

Seeking Tangible Results for Effective Teaching

Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools embarks on its second year of collecting data for grant project from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Harvard Study Examines Teacher Effectiveness

A new study reveals that teacher effectiveness is not only unrelated to the college the teacher attended, but also that teacher effectiveness peaks after 10 years.

Gearing Up for the New Assessment

The next generation of standardized testing will focus on critical thinking skills.

Trouble in Paradise

Hawaii’s district takes back restructuring effort from private ed firms.

Turning the Tables on Assessment

Assessing and evaluating school boards and superintendents are vital to meeting district goals. (First of a Two-Part Series)

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