Innovations in Teacher Evaluation
Tomorrow, in Sacramento, we’ll be holding a forum titled Innovations in Teacher Evaluation in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District. It promises to be an exciting event and is coming at just the right time with four bills in the state legislature on the teacher evaluation process.
Mayor Villaraigosa will be keynoting the event. And the three presenters are the LAUSD’s teacher effectiveness task force, the College Ready Promise consortium of charter management organizations and the non-profit TAP: The System for Student and Teacher Advancement, in collaboration with Lucia Mar Unified. These fabulous presenters including teachers, will walk through the elements of innovative, multiple-measure teacher evaluation systems being designed and implemented in California to show how these systems work; how they can be used to provide critical supports to teachers and improve student performance; and how state policy can promote these innovative practices for all California teachers and students. The goal here, is to show an audience of policymakers, the great work that’s occurring in California to reform what most of us know is a broken system for both teachers and students.
In a few days, we’ll be posting the Powerpoints from the event along with video. We hope that this will move along the conversation on these reforms in California and make a real difference in the policies that our elected leaders pass to improve the teacher evaluation. There is nothing more important in closing opportunity and acheivement gaps than the quality of the teacher in the classroom and without a robust, mutliple-measure evaluation that’s conducted annually, there’s no way for us to how effective our teachers are or give the feedback they need to improve.
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