To spur real professional growth, teacher evaluations must move beyond mere compliance to measuring real metrics of educator effectiveness and student learning.
Salt Lake City (PRWEB) January 09, 2014
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today released results of a national survey of educators showing educator perceptions of teacher evaluations and high-stakes testing. The survey comes as part of the “Voices of Education” survey series, dedicated to elevating educators by getting their expert insight on issues impacting education.
“To spur real professional growth, teacher evaluations must move beyond mere compliance to measuring real metrics of educator effectiveness and student learning,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “Our survey results show educators want real, accurate measures of their success, not sole focus on high-stakes testing, to help them continue to grow and improve.”
Among other things, the Teacher Evaluation and High-Stakes Testing survey results showed 91 percent of educators feel teacher evaluations help them grow as professionals, but 85 percent believe it is unfair for teacher evaluations to include high-stakes testing. Survey results also showed educator perceptions on the value of high-stakes testing and whether or not teacher evaluations should be used in firing or tenure decisions.
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Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices and teaching strategies in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice and teaching strategies and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency scores by an average of 18 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices and teaching strategies in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
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