What Do Teachers Actually Think About New Teacher Evaluations?


This New America article cites findings from an IES-funded REL Northeast & Islands at EDC study on the relationship between school professional climate and teachers' satisfaction with the evaluation process: "For instance, the IES report found that teachers who had student test scores included in their evaluation process were 2.5 times less likely to be satisfied with it than teachers who didn’t (controlling for other teacher and school characteristics). Similarly, the CEP report found that teachers who were evaluated without student test results found written or verbal evaluation feedback to be helpful more often than teachers who were evaluated with test scores. Such findings make it clear that the use of student test scores in evaluation sullies teachers’ perceptions of the evaluation process, or at least their impressions of the feedback it produces."


New America

Publication Date: 

Thursday, May 19, 2016