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Teacher evaluation

Cover Relationship Between School Professional Climate and Teachers' Satisfaction with the Evaluation Process

Teacher Satisfaction with Their Evaluation Process: Research Report

School principals play a powerful role in teacher satisfaction with professional school climate and the teacher evaluation process.

ResourceSchools and districtsTeacher evaluationTeachers and leaders

Cover for Teacher Demographics and Evaluation: A Descriptive Study in a Large Urban District

Teacher Demographics and Evaluation: Research Report

Is there a pattern between teacher characteristics and teacher evaluation outcomes? Find out in this research report.

EvaluationResourceSchools and districtsTeacher evaluationTeachers and leaders

Cover Examining the Validity of Ratings from a Classroom Observation Instrument for Use in a District's Teacher Evaluation System

REL West Research: Using Classroom Observation Instruments for Teacher Evaluation

Learn whether classroom observation tools provide sound teacher evaluation scores.

ResourceSchools and districtsTeacher evaluationTeachers and leaders

Seago and Perry

Comparing Features of High- and Low-Rated Mathematics Lessons

Nanette Seago and Rebecca Perry share classroom observation results that are part of a formative evaluation of Math in Common (MiC).

Common CoreMathematicsProfessional developmentResearch and evaluationSTEMTeacher evaluationTeachers and leaders

News: Stay the Course: Teacher and Principal Evaluation in Maryland

Teacher and Principal Evaluation in Maryland: New Research Report

Examine the implementation progress of Maryland's teacher and principal evaluation system.

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WestEd in the News

Want to Understand Your Child's Test Scores? Here's What to Ignore

UMass Amherst Education Policy professor Stephen Sireci guides parents in how to evaluate their students' test scores.

AssessmentCollege & careerTeacher evaluationTeachers and leaders

WestEd in the News

Teacher Evaluations: The Role of Principal Leadership and Trust

Teachers are more likely to be satisfied with their evaluation systems when they think their principal is a strong instructional leader.

EvaluationTeacher evaluationTeachers and leaders