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Teacher Evaluation - ASCD Educational Leadership

The role of teacher evaluation is among the most contentious issues in education today. Even when there is general agreement that teachers' performance should be assessed in some way, there is vigorous disagreement about how those assessments should be conducted and how the results should be used.

If the ultimate goal of teacher evaluation is to improve student performance, what should evaluators be looking for? And if teachers fail to measure up to whatever standards have been set, what should the consequences be?

The November 2012 issue of Educational Leadership considers the purposes of evaluations and how to make them more beneficial to teachers. Articles include

View the insights of these and other contributors to the issue in the infographic (PDF) below and start a conversation with your professional learning community using the free study guide.


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