Melanie Olmstead

From Educator Evaluation to Empowerment

Do you worry that the rush to implement new educator evaluation systems puts excessive strain on educators and compromises the systems' effectiveness? You aren't alone. In his latest column, ASCD Executive Director Gene Carter writes that evaluating educators "must occur alongside efforts to improve school climate, raise expectations for all students, and boost family and community engagement." Read the column to see why ASCD believes all educator evaluation systems should evaluate teachers only in the subjects they teach, include multiple measures, and inform personalized professional development.

Register now for ASCD's 2014 Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy. At the conference, you will learn how to move your lawmakers beyond a narrow focus on high-stakes testing and educator evaluation to a more comprehensive and meaningful vision of success. ASCD's special room rate at The Westin Georgetown ends Sunday, January 5. Time is running out—do not miss this premier legislative conference!

Become an advocate for education! Join Educator Advocates to get informed about the education policy and politics that affect your day-to-day work; get involved by joining with colleagues to help lawmakers make the best education decisions; and make a difference for our schools and our students.

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