SREB's Educator Effectiveness newsletter provides updates on teacher preparation, hiring, professional development, evaluation and compensation.
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New Guide for Policy-Makers

November 18, 2014
Dear Colleagues:
In winter of last year, we began interviewing key SREB state education agency leaders about the details of new teacher feedback and evaluation systems. This information was combined with data gathered from state Web resources to create an interactive online guide, which is now available for use.

Explore promising practices in the SREB region and compare notes across states. Let us know how we can help further develop and implement these policies to improve instruction by providing feedback. Click below to begin exploring the Elements of Evaluation:
www.sreb.org/ElementsofEvaluation
Sincerely,
Andy Baxter
VP Educator Effectiveness

 
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EE Team Calendar


November 18 and 19: Participating on expert panel at Education Counsel's "Quality is the Key: Implementing Evaluation Systems to Support Improved Instruction" convening, Washington D.C.

December 5-7: Presenting at the Winter Meeting of the SREB Legislative Advisory Council, New Orleans

A Flurry of Activity

Our latest report, A Flurry of Activity, recaps recent legislation and summarizes changes to state teacher feedback and evaluation systems. It highlights SREB state legislatures that have enacted policies that aim to make evaluation, professional learning and compensation strategies more seamless.

The portion of the document that describes current evaluation policies is also available in our new interactive guide.

Equitable Access

Last week the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education released more guidelines for states on an initiative to ensure all students, regardless of background, have access to highly effective teachers. It challenges states to not only identify where equity gaps exist, but also identify and address their root causes. States must do so with input from community stakeholders, and submit plans to address the gaps by spring 2015.

Ensuring equitable access to excellent instruction hinges on implementing good teacher feedback and evaluation systems. Not only will data generated by the systems help identify gaps, but they can also serve as part of a solution by generating targeted support for teacher growth.

Track Bills and Send Us Questions

Check out our online bill tracker to learn which teacher issues SREB state legislatures are addressing.

SREB state leaders can also directly submit requests for information here. Requests can range from specific information on policies in particular states to general information on trends across the SREB region. Submit a request and we will aim to get back to you within 48 hours.
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