Document Number: 11241Genuine Progress, Greater Challenges: A Decade of Teacher Effectiveness Reforms - Policymakers embraced two ideas in the last decade: teachers are the single most important factor in student achievement and teacher evaluation ratings don't mean much. States requiring annual evaluations nearly tripled, states requiring student growth be the most important criterion in evaluation went from five to 20. Authors of this report recommend continuous improvement of evaluation systems, professionalizing professional development, increasing rigor and quality in teacher preparation, better deployment of teacher talent and addressing education's politics. (Andrew J. Rotherham and Ashley LiBetti Mitchel, Bellwether Education Partners, May 2014)...
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