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The Best Resources On The Idea Of Evaluating Teacher “Input” Instead Of Student “Output”

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I’ve shared a lot about teacher evaluations, including:

The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation

The Best Resources On Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) Programs

I’ve also shared a few posts on the idea of looking at teacher “input” instead of student “output” when considering what strategies to look at for teacher evaluations, and I thought it would be worth bringing them together in a “Best” list.

The idea is that we teachers may very well have less control over student outcomes that is believed.

Here are the resources worth reviewing on the idea:

This Is One Of The Best Pieces I’ve Read On Teacher Evaluation: “The Problem with Outcome-Oriented Evaluations” is my post about a great piece Ben Spielberg wrote about the topic.

Ben talked more about it in my Education Week Teacher column, Using Teacher Evaluations ‘to Promote Growth.’

Can We Evaluate Teachers Based on Factors Teachers Completely Control? is the title of one of my BAM! Radio Shows. It’s a ten-minute conversation I had with Ben Spielberg and Ted Appel, the principal of the school where I teach. Our talk focuses on the idea of measuring inputs — in other words, identifying what practices we know make up good teaching and evaluating educators on whether they are implementing those practices.

Seven Fallacies about Teaching is by Jack Marwood.

Did The Obama Administration Signal A Major Shift In Teacher Evaluation Policies Today?

Let me know if you have other suggestions for posts to add to this list….

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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