As part of our “Learning to Teach” series this week, we’ve been talking about teacher effectiveness.
Paramount to that effectiveness are teacher evaluations.
“There’s nothing more powerful to move the needle in student learning gains than great teaching,” said John Austin, president of the State Board of Education.
Austin says evaluations must be improved on all levels of a teacher’s career. That includes supporting new teachers in their learning, professional development, and creating rewarding teacher career paths, so that teachers advancing in their careers don’t solely end up in administration and out of the classrooms.