Webinar: Teacher Evaluation Systems—Lessons from New Implementations

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Register for Teacher Evaluation Systems: Lessons from New Implementations in New Hampshire and Pittsburgh.

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Time: 9-11:30am (Pacific Time)

Join the growing national conversation among policymakers, educators, and researchers on educator evaluation systems.

The focus of this webinar is two new studies supported by the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance (NEERA) at Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northeast & Islands and the Teacher Evaluation Research Alliance (TERA) at REL Mid-Atlantic.

The first is a study of a new pilot teacher evaluation system implemented in eight New Hampshire districts. The second examines three evaluation measures (professional practice, student surveys, and value-added) in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Representatives from the New Hampshire Department of Education and Pittsburgh Schools will comment on the findings, followed by a discussion of the role of research in informing practice in educator evaluation, including new avenues for future research.


  • Julie Riordan, Research Director, REL Northeast & Islands
  • Natalie Lacireno-Paquet, Researcher, WestEd
  • Brian Gill, Researcher, Teacher Evaluation Research Alliance, REL Mid-Atlantic


  • Karen Soule, Educator Effectiveness Lead, New Hampshire Department of Education
  • Ashley Varrato, Coordinator of Teacher Growth and Evaluation, Pittsburgh Public Schools


Who Should Attend?

  • Members of NEERA and TERA
  • Educator evaluation leads and other stakeholders at state departments of education and local education agencies
  • School-based practitioners including principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, teacher association representatives, and curriculum directors; educational researchers and technical assistance providers who focus on educator effectiveness
  • State- and local-level policymakers including representatives of boards of education

REL Northeast & Islands is hosting the webinar.

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