A growing number of districts have adopted multi-rater evaluation systems, in which multiple observers watch, assess, and respond to teachers’ practice. While multi-rater systems are more complex, every district in this study reported many benefits.
Carnegie addresses the challenge of teacher retention in its latest publication, Developing an Effective Feedback System, by presenting a feedback framework to help beginning teacher feel supported and engaged.
The scan explores K-12 credit policies in all 50-states and the District of Columbia to better understand which states define credit based solely on seat-time and which allow districts to define credit more flexibly.
Districts are dedicating increasing human and financial resources to teacher evaluations, but finding enough time remains an issue. Three major trends have emerged as differentiation has become an increasingly popular option.