What Works in Teacher Evaluation and Development

Using Multiple Evaluation Measures to Improve Teacher Effectiveness State Strategies from Round 2 of No Child Left Behind Act Waivers   (Partee, Center for American Progress, 2012)
This study reviews how states and districts across the country are building new teacher evaluation and development systems with multiple measures of teacher effectiveness.

Improving Teacher Evaluation In California (Teach Plus, 2011)
This report reviews how new teacher evaluation and development systems, like New York City’s, improve upon traditional ones.

Evaluating Teachers:The Important Role of Value-Added (Glazerman, Goldhaber, Loeb, Raudenbush, & Staiger, 2010)
Researchers examine the use of “value-added” data, or data on teachers’ contribution to student learning, as part of teacher performance evaluations. The study concludes that value-added data are as reliable as performance assessments in other fields, and that evaluations that do not include a value-added component produce less reliable personnel decisions than those that do.

The Importance of Accurately Linking Instruction to Students to Determine Teacher Effectiveness (Battelle for Kids, 2009)
This report explains how districts can use strong data management practices to link teacher performance to student outcomes accurately.

Teacher Evaluation Systems: Window for Opportunity and Reform (Little, 2009)

Little presents research on the most “innovative and comprehensive” methods for teacher evaluation, including Danielson’s Framework for Teaching.