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A Top Ten List for Improving Teacher Evaluation

Having worked as the lead technical advisor in four states and two large districts, I am all too familiar with the challenges of designing valid new teacher evaluation systems. I would like to use today’s post as well as the next several of my posts to share some thoughts on creating valid teacher evaluation systems while avoiding some dangerous pitfalls. In the spirit of late-night television, I offer my top suggestions in the form of a Top Ten list.