What I believe is the best piece yet published on teacher evaluation was made public this morning.

You can download Linda Darling Hammond’s Creating A Comprehensive System For Evaluating and Supporting Effective Teaching at the website of the Stanford Center For Opportunity Policy In Education.

I can’t make enough positive comments about this report. I was lucky enough to see it in draft form as a member of the California State Educator Excellence Task Force.

I’m adding this report to:

The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing

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

The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments

I’ll be sharing an excerpt in my Education Week column next week, but I’d encourage you to read it now.