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White Talks Teacher Evals and Student Tests

Meeting with educators at Neville High School to discuss the implementation process of the state's reforms, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White focused on educators' concerns about the Value Added Model of assessing student progress and using it as a large percentage of a teacher's evaluation.

 

DOE Streamlines Merit Bonus Evaluations

The Guam Department of Education (DOE) now has a streamlined process for employee evaluations that also includes merit bonuses.

 

Report: States Need to Connect Teacher Evaluations to Other Quality Measures

A report from the National Council on Teacher Quality reveals that states are making great strides in updating their teacher evaluation systems to incorporate rates of student achievement. However, very few are using the data to inform decisions about teacher preparation programs.

 

Seven States Selected to Join Network for Transforming Educator Preparation

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announces today that 7 states have been selected to participate in a 2-year pilot focused on transforming educator preparation and entry systems to the profession. CCSSO created the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) to support states ready to take action in three key policy areas to ensure all educators are ready on the first day of their career to prepare our students for college, work and life.

 

Connecticut Gets Grant to Develop Teacher Training Plan

Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Washington received funding from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) for implementing teacher preparatory programs.

 

CCSSO Releases Innovative New Resource to Improve Teacher Effectiveness

CCSSO, in collaboration with School Improvement Network, releases today the InTASC LumiBook, a free interactive online guide to understanding and applying the updated InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers.

 

Chiefline 4.24.13

This week in Chiefline, CCSSO names 2013 National Teacher of the Year

 

WA Teacher Named 2013 National Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers announced today that Jeff Charbonneau, a 9-12th grade Chemistry, Physics and Engineering teacher in Washington state, is the 63rd National Teacher of the Year. Charbonneau, along with all 2013 State Teachers of the Year, will be recognized by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House, on Tuesday, April 23.

 

Chiefline 4.22.13

This week in Chiefline, CCSSO names 2013 National Teacher of the Year

 

CCSSO Releases Learning Progressions for Teachers

CCSSO releases today learning progressions for teachers during its Annual Summit on Educator Effectiveness in Louisville, KY. The InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0: A Resource for Ongoing Teacher Development are designed to be used by state, district, and local policy makers and staff to inform what knowledge and skills should be required for teacher licensure, developing a tiered licensure system that promotes continued growth, and building robust support components of evaluation systems.