Salt Lake City (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new teacher evaluation framework aligned to the new Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards that drives educators towards effectiveness and increased student achievement. The Teacher Effectiveness Framework simplifies and aligns teacher observation feedback to the learning progression for educator skills in the InTASC Standards, making observation feedback part of a continuum of educator growth.
“To truly have impact in an educator’s career and a student’s learning experience, teacher observations and evaluations must move beyond mere compliance towards meaningful conversations about educator growth and needs,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “The Teacher Effectiveness Framework has the potential to move educators through a continuum of professional growth by tailoring feedback to the model teaching standards outlined by InTASC and putting all educators on a continuous route towards effectiveness from their first day of school until all of their students graduate college and career ready.”
The Teacher Effectiveness Framework includes 24 quality indicators to measure effective teaching based on the definitions outlined in the InTASC Standards that can be aligned to the Common Core Standards or other state-specific standards, making it both simpler and more powerful than other frameworks. The framework can also be modified further to include additional state or district objectives, and includes a calibration system to ensure inter-rater reliability among observers.
The Teacher Effectiveness Framework works in conjunction with School Improvement Network’s Educator Effectiveness System (EES) suite of resources. Together, the Teacher Effectiveness Framework and EES give educators actionable observation feedback and resources to implement that feedback, including a video library of thousands of grade, subject, and Common Core Standard-specific content. Districts and systems that do not have EES can still use the Teacher Effectiveness Framework through School Improvement Network’s Observation 360, an on-demand observation platform.
The InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards were developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in 2013, and are available to all educators for free in the “InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards” LumiBook, the first ever collaborative and interactive e-reader platform for educational resources. Schools and districts using the Teacher Effectiveness Framework also receive an in-depth guidebook on the InTASC Standards.
About School Improvement Network
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 19 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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