THE BEST OF THE MARSHALL MEMO

Carefully chosen summaries to energize leadership, teaching, and learning

Performance Evaluation


Problems with Teacher Evaluation

  1. Why evaluating teachers is so challenging
  2. Perennial problems with how teachers are evaluated
  3. An unfair critique of a teacher's classroom
  4. Equity issues with principals' classroom ratings

Rethinking Teacher Evaluation Systems

  1. A better way to observe, appreciate, and evaluate teachers
  2. The best use of rubrics
  3. Is the pre-observation conference a good use of time?
  4. Student input on teachers' evaluations

Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

  1. The most effective use of rubrics
  2. What the best principals look for in classrooms
  3. The ineffable qualities of great teachers

Using Student Learning as Part of Teacher Evaluation

  1. Problems with value-added measures (VAM)
  2. Using student learning as part of the evaluation process
  3. Thinking through merit pay for teachers

Professional Learning Suggestions