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Document Number: 11226

State Requirements for Teacher Evaluation Policies Promoted by Race to the Top - Congress appropriated $5.05 billion for Race to the Top between 2009 and 2012, the largest competitive grant program ever administered by the U.S. Department of Education. That initiative invited states to implement six core policies, including teacher evaluation. States reported requiring less than half of eight teacher evaluation policies aligned with Race to the Top. Many aligned with policies requiring multiple evaluation measures and annual evaluations. Few aligned with using evaluation to make promotion and compensation decisions. (Kristin Hallgren, Susanne James-Burdumy and Irma Perez-Johnson, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, April 2014)...

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