Want to make changes in how teachers are evaluated in your school and district? The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) has developed an online resource to help you select from among the many teacher evaluation tools that are currently being implemented and tested in districts and states throughout the country.
The guide includes detailed descriptions of 75 evaluation tools, including information on research and resources, teacher and student populations assessed and costs, contact information, and technical support offered. The information was gathered through a review of teacher evaluation literature, conversations with state education agency personnel, evaluation developers, universities, and non-profit organizations that focus on issues of teacher quality and evaluation.
The evaluation tools are grouped into 8 categories.
- Classroom observations
- Instructional artifacts
- Teacher self-report measures
- Student surveys
- Value-added models
- Student performance measures
- Combination models
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) was launched on October 2, 2005, after Learning Point Associates, and its partner organizations, ETS, and Vanderbilt University, entered into a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to operate the teacher quality content center. While this list of evaluation tools provides the most current offerings to date, it will continue to be revised and updated as new evaluation methods and products are developed.
To use this resource, go to the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) web site.