New teacher evaluation process set to begin in Pittsburgh Public Schools

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Teacher evaluation systems can determine who keeps a job and who goes, but what can such systems do to improve all teachers in the classroom?

The new evaluation system developed by Pittsburgh Public Schools includes so much help that A+ Schools, an education advocacy group, is calling it the new "teacher improvement system."

On Monday, A+ Schools released a report examining the complex evaluation system that will take effect in the 2013-14 school year.

"We have a system now that is much more detailed, that reflects five years of collaboration between teachers and administrators, that is a vast improvement from what the system was five years ago," said Amy Scott, director of research and data analysis for A+ Schools.

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