The InTASC standards http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/2011/InTASC_Model_Core_Teaching_Standards_2011.pdf
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (2012). Gathering feedback for teaching: Combining high-quality observations with student surveys and achievement gains. Seattle, WA: Author. Retrieved from http://www.metproject.org/downloads/MET_Gathering_Feedback_Practioner_Brief.pdf
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (2010). Learning about teaching: Initial findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching project.Seattle, WA: Author. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/college-ready-education/Documents/preliminary-findings-research-paper.pdf
Clifford, M., Behrstock-Sherratt, E., & Fetters, J. (2012, March). The ripple effect: A synthesis of research on principal influence to inform performance evaluation design. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research. Retrieved from http://www.air.org/files/RippleEffect_IssueBrief.pdf
Kane, T.J. and Staiger, D.O. (2008). Estimating teacher impacts on student achievement: An experimental evaluation [Working Paper 14607]. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from http://www.nber.org/papers/w14607.
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2010). A Race to the Top scorecard. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.nctq.org/p/publications/docs/nctq_race_to_top_scorecard.pdf
Weisberg, D., Sexton, S., Mulhern, J., Keeling, D. (2009). The widget effect: Our national failure to acknowledge and act on differences in teacher effectiveness. Brooklyn, NY: The New Teacher Project. Retrieved from http://tntp.org/files/TheWidgetEffect_2nd_ed.pdf
The NDDPI, on behalf of the ESEA Planning Committee and the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Subcommittee, collaborated with the North Central Comprehensive Center at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) to conduct a survey of research related to teacher and principal evaluation. The Teacher and Principal Evaluation Subcommittee members have reviewed and are incorporating research-based solutions regarding the development of meaningful evaluation systems, based on research reported in the following studies:
- A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems (National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, available at: http://www.tqsource.org/publications/practicalGuideEvalSystems.pdf);
- Great Teachers and Leaders: State Considerations on Building Systems of Educator Effectiveness (Reform Support Network, available at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop/great-teachers.doc);
- Alternative Measures of Teacher Performance (National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, available at: http://www.tqsource.org/pdfs/TQ_Policy-to-PracticeBriefAlternativeMeasures.pdf);
- Guide to Teacher Evaluation Products (National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, available at: http://www3.learningpt.org/tqsource/GEP/);
- Getting It Right: A Comprehensive Guide to Developing and Sustaining Teacher Evaluation and Support Systems (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, available at: http://www.nbpts.org/userfiles/file/NBPTS_Getting-It-Right.pdf); and
- Labor-Management Collaboration Conference Toolkit (U.S. Department of Education, available at: http://www.ed.gov/sites/default/files/lmc-conference-toolkit.pdf).
- National Council on Teacher Quality. (2011). State of the states: Trends and early lessons on teacher evaluation and effectiveness policies. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.nctq.org/p/publications/docs/nctq_stateOfTheStates.pdf;
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (2011). Learning about teaching: Initial findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching project. Seattle, WA: Author. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/college-ready-education/Documents/preliminary-findings-research-paper.pdf;
- Brandt, C., Mathers, C., Oliva, M., Brown-Sims, M., & Hess, J. (2007). Examining district guidance to schools on teacher evaluation policies in the Midwest Region (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2007–No. 030). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest. Retrieved from: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midwest/pdf/REL_2007030.pdf;
- Glazerman, S., Goldhaber, D., Loeb, S., Raudenbush, S., Staiger, D.O., & Whitehurst, G.J. (2011). Passing muster: Evaluating teacher evaluation systems. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, Brown Center on Education Policy. Retrieved from: http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2011/04/26-evaluating-teachers;
- Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (2009). The Personnel Evaluation Standards: How to assess systems for evaluating educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
- Goe, L. (2008, May). Key issue: Using value-added models to identify and support highly effective teachers. Washington, DC: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. Retrieved from: http://www2.tqsource.org/strategies/het/UsingValueAddedModels.pdf;
- Goe, L. (n.d.). Evaluating Teachers with Multiple Measures. Washington, DC: American Federation of Teachers. Retrieved from: http://scee.groupsite.com/uploads/files/x/000/04a/006/Evaluating-Teachers-w-Multiple Measures?1300833683;
- Goe, L., Bell, C., & Little, O. (2008). Approaches to evaluating teacher effectiveness: A research synthesis. Washington, DC: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. Retrieved from: http://www.wested.org/schoolturnaroundcenter/docs/goe-research-synthesis.pdf;
- Herman, J.L., Heritage, M., & Goldschmidt, P. (2011). Developing and selecting assessments of student growth for use in teacher evaluation systems. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Students Testing (CRESST). Retrieved from: http://www.cse.ucla.edu/products/policy/shortTermGrowthMeasures_v6.pdf ;
- Hinchey, P. H. (2010). Getting teacher assessment right: What policymakers can learn from research. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved from: http://nepc.colorado.edu/files/PB-TEval-Hinchey_0.pdf ;
- The New Teacher Project (2010). Teacher Evaluation 2.0. Brooklyn, NY: Author. Retrieved from: http://tntp.org/files/Teacher-Evaluation-Oct10F.pdf.
Resources to Consider in choosing professional practice component
- Milanowski, A. T. (2011, March 18). Validity research on teacher evaluation systems based on the Framework for Teaching. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from: http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED520519.pdf
Resources to Consider in choosing student growth measures
- Measuring Student Growth for Teachers in Non-Tested Grades and Subjects: A Primer (Reform Support Network) available at: http://www.swcompcenter.org/educator_effectiveness2/NTS__PRIMER_FINAL.pdf);
- Measuring Teachers Contributions to Student Learning Growth for Non-tested Grades and Subjects (National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, available at: http://www.tqsource.org/publications/MeasuringTeachersContributions.pdf)
- Marion, S., & Buckley, K. (2011). Approaches and considerations for incorporating student performance results from “non-tested” grades and subjects into educator effectiveness determinations. Dover, NH: National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment.
- Buckley, K., & Marion, S. (2011). A survey of approaches used to evaluate educators in non-tested grades and subjects.
- Baker, E., Barton, P.E., Darling-Hammond, L., Haertel, E., Ladd, H.F., Linn, R.L., Ravitch, D.,Rothstein, R., Shavelson, R.J., & Shepard, L.A. (2010, August). Problems with the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers. Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute. Retrieved from: http://www.epi.org/page/-/pdf/bp278.pdf
- Battelle for Kids. (2009, October). The importance of accurately linking instruction to students to determine teacher effectiveness. Columbus, OH: Author.