Sunday, February 05, 2012

Teacher Evaluator Training & Certification: Lessons Learned from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project

The goal of the Practitioner Series is to share its learnings from the MET project, in order to support district leaders and state-level policymakers in the implementation of new, impactful teacher evaluation systems.

In its October 31, 2011, Issue Brief entitled Preparing Principals to Evaluate Teachers, the National Governors Association made an urgent appeal to the nation’s governors to take immediate steps “to ensure principals have the time they need to adequately train, become certified, and practice conducting evaluations before evaluation results are used to make high-stakes decisions.”

This paper recommends the following considerations be given to the design and implementation of programs to train and certify principals to conduct high-stakes teacher evaluations:

These recommendations and other findings emerged from Teachscape’s work with Educational Testing Service on the Measures of Effective Teaching project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Download the white paper here.

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