Revisiting Teacher Evaluation: A Leadership Forum on Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning

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On September 20th-21st, 2012, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching convened 150 researchers, policymakers, and practitioners at the Foundation’s new Washington, DC, offices to explore the teacher evaluation movement’s progress to date and to discuss possibilities for the next wave of evaluation reforms.
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Introductory Remarks

Revisiting Teacher Evaluation: Setting the Context

Carnegie President Anthony Bryk's introductory remarks at the Revisiting Teacher Evaluation Forum.

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Opening Plenary

The Obama Administration’s Perspective on Teacher Evaluation and Improvement

Carnegie's Thomas Toch, senior managing partner for public policy engagement, interviews Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff to the U.S. Secretary of Education.

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Plenary Session Two

First Wave of Evaluation Reforms: Issues and Insights

The view of evaluation reform from the perspectives of states and districts.

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Plenary Session Three

Employment and Improvement?

Can emerging state and local teacher evaluation systems do double duty? Can they be the basis of employment decisions and help teachers improve their practice? Should evaluation systems used to improve practice differ from those used to make employment decisions? If so, how? What do we know about improvement systems?

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Plenary Session Four

Teacher Evaluation and the Common Core

The introduction of the Common Core State Standards and new, more rigorous testing systems represents a tremendous challenge to the designers of new teacher evaluation systems. How should policymakers and teacher-evaluation designers respond to the Common Core?

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Closing Remarks

Teacher Evaluation Forum Closing Remarks

Anthony Bryk's closing remarks at the Revisiting Teacher Evaluation Forum.

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Video Spotlight

Teachers on Teacher Evaluation

The teachers interviewed are Teach Plus Policy Fellows who have worked under new evaluation systems in the District of Columbia and Memphis, Tennessee. Produced by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in partnership with Teach Plus.

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