This study, conducted by the REL Northeast & Islands in collaboration with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, looked closely at one large urban district’s educator evaluation system from May 2013 to May 2014. Key findings include:
- Teachers received prescriptions across all four standards.
- Teachers reported participating in more professional activity for instruction-based standards than for non-instruction-based standards.
- Less than 40% of teachers who responded to the survey participated in all the activities their evaluators prescribed.
- Standard 1 was the only standard for which a statistically significant difference was detected in the subsequent evaluation of teachers who engaged in activities aligned to their prescriptions and those who did not.