Tag Archive: Teacher Evaluation

Sep 07

More Thoughts on Teacher Evaluation Frameworks

The August 28th Principal Insight blog entry provided viewpoints on revised teacher evaluation processes from school divisions in various parts of our country.  Shortly after this blog was posted, an article appeared in Education Week  that offers a position challenging the multi-step, time consuming processes associated with many of the revised evaluation programs. Mike Schmoker’s article, “The Next Education Fad – …

Continue reading »

Aug 28

We Are Not Alone With Regard to New Evaluation Standards

When you consider the task that many Virginia administrators will face with the revised evaluation standards, it could make many of them consider other areas of employment…becoming an astronaut comes to mind.  Outer space always seems to be a peaceful place.  Alas, that is not realistic, but the reality of a new and intensive task …

Continue reading »

Aug 21

When Value-Added Does Not Add Value

This blog post is listed on the NASSP blog “Principal Difference” which is created by Mel Riddle, a former Virginia high school principal and VASSP board member. It was written by Stuart Singer, author of The Algebra Miracle If there is wisdom in the belief that important lessons can be learned from the mistakes of …

Continue reading »

May 01

Evaluation Tips from a Classroom Teacher

If you look into the near future of education in Virginia, you will see that more stringent standards and processes for teacher evaluation may soon be in place. The “40% Solution” that is being reviewed is designed to align successful student performance with classroom observation, teacher evaluation and ultimately the evaluations for building principals.  As building administrators prepare for the possible developments …

Continue reading »