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

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

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