Webinar Series on Addressing Challenges in Measuring Student Growth for Students With Disabilities for Educator Evaluation Systems

In an effort to inform state and district practices, the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is hosting a three-part webinar series focused on the challenges in measuring student growth for students with disabilities in teacher evaluation systems. Information for these webinars was generated as a result of a September 2011 forum of state special education and teacher effectiveness experts and researchers. Download a complete report on the forum Adobe PDF Icon.

Please find further information on all three webinars and how to register below.

Webinar 1: State Approaches to Measuring Student Growth for the Purpose of Teacher Evaluation

This webinar will provide participants with a general overview of the various approaches that states and districts are using or contemplating for measuring student growth. Stakeholders with limited knowledge of state approaches to measuring growth will benefit from this 60-minute, prerecorded webinar. To view the webinar, click on the arrow.


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(* Audio not recorded due to technical difficulties.)

For further background information on the various approaches of measuring student growth, please read the following resources:

Webinar 2: Challenges and Considerations in Measuring the Growth of Students with Disabilities

This webinar will highlight important challenges and considerations that states should contemplate when using or designing various state and district approaches to measuring the growth of students with disabilities for the purpose of teacher evaluation. State examples will be highlighted. Participants working with states and districts in designing teacher evaluation systems will benefit from this 90 minute webinar.

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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(* Audio not recorded due to technical difficulties.)

Webinar 3: Measuring the Growth of Students Participating in the Alternate Assessment

This webinar will provide participants with information related to the specific challenges in measuring the growth of students participating in the alternate assessment. State examples will be highlighted. Participants working with states and districts to design teacher evaluation systems will benefit from this 90-minute webinar.
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Register.