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“Enhancing Teacher Evaluation: A Critical Lever for Improving Teaching and Learning”





TQ Center Workshop
May 10–11, 2010
Washington D.C.—Crystal City

During the workshop, participants attended three concurrent sessions related to improving teacher evaluation:

  • Building a quality teacher evaluation system
  • Evaluating teachers of at-risk populations
  • Using teacher evaluation results to improve teaching and learning

In addition, sessions on engaging stakeholders in reform and addressing the third-rail issues of teacher tenure and dismissal were held. The workbook Thinking Systemically: Steps for States to Improve Teacher Effectiveness, which leads states and regional comprehensive centers through critical steps toward developing strong teacher evaluation systems, guided conversations among participants during working sessions.

Workshop summary