Teacher Evaluation

A Practical Guide to Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness

This guide discusses six common methods for evaluating teacher effectiveness.
Author: Olivia Little, Laura Goe, and Courtney Bell
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality

Application of Teacher/Principal Evaluation Statutes to Charter Schools
The purpose of this document is to identify the responsibilities of charter schools as they relate to teacher and principal evaluations under current statute.
Publication Date: November 2012
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness
This website includes information and resources to support a model framework for teacher and principal evaluation that includes quantitative data on student academic progress.
Publication Date: April 2016
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Challenges in Evaluating Special Education Teachers and English Language Learner Specialists
This brief addresses the challenges associated with evaluating special education teachers and English language learner specialists, particularly in accurately measuring student achievement growth and connecting that growth to teacher effects.
Authors: Lynn R. Holdheide, Laura Goe, Andrew Croft, and Daniel J. Reschly
Publication Date: July 2010
Publisher: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality

Evaluations Serve as Pathways for Professional Growth
This article discusses how the teacher evaluation system works to ensure a process that advances teacher growth.
Author: Valerie von Frank
Publication Date: Winter 2013
Publisher: Learning Forward

HB 2823: Distinguishing District Responsibilities from Charter Responsibilities in Conducting Principal and Teacher Evaluations
This chart deals only with statutory changes enacted by HB2823 and their application to district and charter schools respectively.
Publication Date: November 2012 
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education 

Is Value-Added Accurate for Teachers of Students with Disabilities?
This brief discusses the challenges of using value-added to evaluate teachers of students with disabilities and the comparability of value-added for special education teachers and the value-added for other teachers.
Authors: Daniel McCaffrey and Heather Buzick
Publication Date: January 2014
Publisher: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teachers

Using Performance-Based Assessment and Value-Added Models to Identify and Support High-Quality Teachers in Charter School Contexts
This toolkit includes a scenario, research-based strategies, and resources for each strategy to implement a performance-based assessment system for teachers in a charter school setting.
Publication Date: November 2011
Publisher: National Charter School Resource Center