Envisioning New Directions in Teacher Evaluation - Related Resources
Listed below are the works cited in the EdSource report Envisioning New Directions in Teacher Evaluation.
Accomplished California Teachers, A Quality Teacher in Every Classroom: An Evaluation System that Works for California. May 2010.
American Federation of Teachers, A Continuous Improvement Model for Teacher Evaluation. January 2010.
Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) is the most common induction program for beginning teachers in California.
To learn more about bills referenced in this report-Assembly Bills 5 and 48 (2011) and Senate Bill 22 (2010)-go to the California Legislature's bill information website.
The Brookings Brown Center Task Group on Teacher Quality, Evaluating Teachers: The Important Role of Value-Added. November 2010.
The California Standards for the Teaching Profession are intended to prompt teachers' self-reflection about student learning and teaching practice; help them formulate professional goals; and guide, monitor, and assess progress toward their goals and professionally accepted benchmarks.
California Teachers Association, Evaluation: Key to Excellence. 2005.
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, Teaching and California's Future: The Status of the Teaching Profession 2007. December 2007.
Center on Education Policy, More To Do, But Less Capacity To Do It: States' Progress In Implementing the Recovery Act Education Reforms. February 2011.
California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing works to "ensure integrity and high quality in the preparation, conduct, and professional growth of the educators who serve California's public schools."
California's Continuum of Teaching Practice describes five levels of performance on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.
The Danielson Group, The Framework for Teaching: Components of Professional Practice.
Economic Policy Institute, Problems with the Use of Student Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers. August 2010.
Institute for Education Reform, Peer Assistance and Review: Working Models Across the Country. March 2000.
Los Angeles Times articles on value-added results for teachers in Los Angeles Unified School District:
- "Who's Teaching L.A.'s Kids?" Aug. 14, 2010.
- "Times updates and expands value-added ratings for Los Angeles elementary school teachers," May 7, 2011.
Measures of Effective Teaching Project, Learning about Teaching: Initial Findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project. December 2010.
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) website has a wealth of information. Two resources that were particularly helpful in the preparation of this report follow:
- Improving Instruction Through Effective Teacher Evaluation: Options for States and Districts. February 2008.
- Guide to Teacher Evaluation Products, an online resource.
National Council on Teacher Quality, Blueprint for Change: National Summary (2010 State Teacher Policy Yearbook) and 2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. (To see the 2009 Yearbook, one must click on the 2009 tab.)
National Education Association, Proposed Policy Statement on Teacher Evaluation and Accountability. May 2011.
National Education Association, Teacher Assessment and Evaluation: The National Education Association's Framework for Transforming Education Systems to Support Effective Teaching and Improve Student Learning. December 2010.
Two documents published by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) were helpful in the preparation of this report:
- Collective Bargaining Agreements in California School Districts: Moving Beyond the Stereotype. January 2009. This is most easily found on the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) website.
- Teacher Employment and Collective Bargaining Laws in California: Structuring School District Discretion over Teacher Employment. February 2011.
Pivot Learning Partners is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that works "with education leaders in both schools and districts to develop, assess, and use the knowledge needed for schools to engage in a systematic and sustainable improvement process."
Rothstein, Jesse, Review of Learning about Teaching. January 2011.
Teacher Effectiveness Task Force, Los Angeles Unified School District, Final Report. April 2010.