More Than Scores: How to Cover Teacher Evaluation


Over the past decade, many states and school districts have overhauled the way they evaluate teachers. Some rely primarily on test scores; others add classroom observations. Some even bring student surveys into the mix. Meanwhile, new federal leeway may spark a fresh round of changes around the country.

What are some practical ways for journalists to write about the evaluation systems in the school districts they cover? What questions should they ask about design, implementation, training, and teacher attitudes toward the evaluations?

Join EWA on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time to explore these and other related questions on a high-profile issue in education today.

More Than Scores: How to Cover Teacher Evaluation


  • Marlene Sokol, Tampa Bay Times
  • Thomas Toch, Georgetown University
  • Stephen Sawchuk, Education Week (moderator)