State Spotlight: Michigan and Connecticut Seek Educator Input in Principal Evaluations
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  • March 11, 2020

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton In continuing our deep dive into the use of surveys in statewide evaluations, we further examined NCTQ’s database in order to determine whether or not states with successful principal effectiveness ratings utilize surveys and educator feedback when evaluating administrators. When doing this, we found that NCTQ not only awards points to […]

Iowa: Student Surveys & Teacher Evaluations
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  • February 18, 2020

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton State Spotlight: Iowa and the Use of Student Surveys in Teacher Professional Practice Evaluations Recently, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its annual State of the States report for the year 2019. In this report, state teacher and principal policies were evaluated and compared to one another in order […]

The Use of Surveys in Evaluations: Evidence from the MET Study
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  • February 11, 2020

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton Currently, 31 states use surveys in evaluations of teachers and principals. Previous research has shown that student, teacher, parent, and community feedback yields gains both in and out of the classroom. Teachers wanting to improve need to listen to their students, and principals should actively seek out staff feedback if they […]

The Role of Surveys in State Evaluations
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  • February 5, 2020

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) recently released the first report in a series of three on tracking states’ teacher policies. This particular report focused on evaluation policies for teachers and principals. This report is particularly important in that it places all 50 states and the District of Columbia […]

Teachers Want More Collaborative Time – Survey Insights are the Key
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  • January 14, 2020

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton Teachers Want More Collaborative Working Time, and Survey Insights are the Key to Giving Them What They Need It’s no secret that teaching is not an easy profession. In today’s particular climate, teachers are faced with increasingly difficult tasks and confronted with burdens that restrict their autonomy and willingness to continue […]

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