Intensifying Implementation Support: An Interactive Guide to Successful Teacher Evaluation for Professional Growth
As states and districts continue to refine their teacher evaluation systems, many are engaging teachers and teacher leaders in identifying challenges and solutions that will make the process more transparent, meaningful, and effective. To support this refinement process, teachers are in need of practical, research- and evidence-based information.
Developed in partnership with the National Education Association, Intensifying Implementation Support: An Interactive Guide to Successful Teacher Evaluation for Professional Growth provides practitioners with information that can be used to refine teacher evaluation implementation. This interactive guide is structured around the five common implementation challenges:
- Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
- Educator Development and Support
- Alignment With Other Initiatives
- Data Availability and Use
For each challenge, teachers can explore up to three common components of teacher evaluation: teaching practice, student growth in tested and nontested subjects, and summative ratings. To navigate this guide, teachers can start by taking a self-assessment to help determine which of the five implementation challenges to focus on first, based on their own unique district needs.