The New Teacher Project Highlights Key Evaluation Principles: Can SB 191 Deliver?

It’s a dreary day outside. Maybe fall has finally fallen. Rather than pontificate and show off my brilliant vocabulary, I decided today just to point your attention to a new report by The New Teacher Project (PDF) on six key design principles for teacher evaluations (H/T Eduwonk):

  1. Annual process
  2. Clear, rigorous expectations
  3. Multiple measures
  4. Multiple ratings
  5. Regular feedback
  6. Significance

Some of these principles definitely have been advanced in Colorado by Senate Bill 191. We need to keep our eye on the Governor’s Council of Educator Effectiveness as they implement the legislation. Stay tuned.