Teacher Evaluations: The Role of Principal Leadership and Trust


This article spotlights findings from a recent REL Northeast & Islands at EDC study: "Researchers Natalie Lacireno-Paquet and Candice Bocala of WestEd, and EDC's Jessica Bailey analyzed data from the federal Schools and Staffing Survey on more than 2.8 million teachers' satisfaction with their evaluation systems. Nearly 4 out of 5 teachers in the survey said they were very or somewhat satisfied with their evaluation process in the 2011-12 school year, when many districts were implementing new systems. They were less likely to be satisfied with evaluation systems that incorporated student test scores, but the effect of so-called value-added measures was not as important to teacher satisfaction as whether they trusted their principal's instructional leadership."


Education Week

Publication Date: 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016