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Getting teacher evaluation right: what really matters for effectiveness and improvement

By: Darling-Hammond, Linda.
Publisher: New York Teachers College Press 2013Description: xiii, 178 p.ISBN: 9780807754467.Subject(s): Teachers - rating of - United States | Teaching - United States - EvaluationDDC classification: 371.144 Summary: Teacher evaluation systems are being overhauled by states and districts across the United States. And, while intentions are admirable, the result for many new systems is that good—often excellent—teachers are lost in the process. In the end, students are the losers. In her new book, Linda Darling-Hammond makes a compelling case for a research-based approach to teacher evaluation that supports collaborative models of teacher planning and learning. She outlines the most current research informing evaluation of teaching practice that incorporates evidence of what teachers do and what their students learn. In addition, she examines the harmful consequences of using any single student test as a basis for evaluating individual teachers. Finally, Darling-Hammond offers a vision of teacher evaluation as part of a teaching and learning system that supports continuous improvement, both for individual teachers and for the profession as a whole. This groundbreaking book: • Presents a comprehensive teacher evaluation system based on research and best practices. • Describes a variety of models from across the United States that base evaluations on an assessment of classroom practice in light of professional standards, an array of student work, and active participation in the professional community. • Explains how teacher peers become part of the evaluation and support system. • Demonstrates how to create a fair and substantiated process for removal of teachers who can’t improve. (http://store.tcpress.com/0807754463.shtml)
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Contents:
Think systematically
Start with standards
Create a continuum of performance assessments
Build standards-based systems of local evaluation
Use evidence of student learning appropriately
Support meaningful professional learning
Create structures to enable fair and effective evaluation
Remember the goal: keep your eyes on the prize

Teacher evaluation systems are being overhauled by states and districts across the United States. And, while intentions are admirable, the result for many new systems is that good—often excellent—teachers are lost in the process. In the end, students are the losers. In her new book, Linda Darling-Hammond makes a compelling case for a research-based approach to teacher evaluation that supports collaborative models of teacher planning and learning. She outlines the most current research informing evaluation of teaching practice that incorporates evidence of what teachers do and what their students learn. In addition, she examines the harmful consequences of using any single student test as a basis for evaluating individual teachers. Finally, Darling-Hammond offers a vision of teacher evaluation as part of a teaching and learning system that supports continuous improvement, both for individual teachers and for the profession as a whole.
This groundbreaking book:
• Presents a comprehensive teacher evaluation system based on research and best practices.
• Describes a variety of models from across the United States that base evaluations on an assessment of classroom practice in light of professional standards, an array of student work, and active participation in the professional community.
• Explains how teacher peers become part of the evaluation and support system.
• Demonstrates how to create a fair and substantiated process for removal of teachers who can’t improve.

(http://store.tcpress.com/0807754463.shtml)

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