NASSP and NAESP release recommendations for new teacher evaluation systems

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

As the leading organizations representing the nation’s principals of K-12 schools, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals have released recommendations on how to best assist school leaders with the many challenges they face with widespread state adoption of new teacher evaluation systems.

“Principals and the rest of the education community know that teacher quality is the single most important school-based factor in student achievement,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, NASSP executive director. “It is vital that principals have the assistance they need when handling the new teacher evaluation systems because schools and students cannot be successful if the teacher evaluation process is not successful.”

Principals however face many challenges in the teacher evaluation process, including insufficient training, unclear rubrics, poor feedback mechanisms and inadequate time to complete them.

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