Component 8: Evaluating the System
Systematically evaluating the performance of the evaluation model in terms of its goals and results and modifying its structure, processes, or format accordingly assures system efficacy and sustainability. States need to identify the factors that will determine whether the system is effective. For example, the state and districts will want to know whether:
- Stakeholders value and understand the system.
- Student performance is improved.
- Teacher practice is affected.
- Teacher retention is improved.
- The system is implemented with fidelity.
States have used external and internal review processes to collect and analyze data or a combination of both. Surveys of teachers, administrators, and stakeholders may be valuable for this process. Ultimately, researchers should work closely with stakeholders to ensure that the design allows important questions to be answered.
Evaluating a Teacher Effectiveness System
The resources presented in this section demonstrate how a state or district can evaluate its teacher effectiveness system to further enhance design and implementation.
Evaluation of the Excellence in Teaching Pilot Year 1 Report to The Joyce Foundation
Conducting a Cost Analysis for Educational Policies: Teacher Effectiveness
The GTL Center is building an online repository of expert panel reviews of
real-life teacher evaluation models operated by districts throughout the country.
For each district included, you can view, per component, a description of how that district approached the many issues involved.
To view these real-life models, visit the Teacher Evaluation Models in Practice portion of the GTL Center website.
- First, click on View the Models in the table of contents.
- Click one or more districts.
- Then, select Component 8.