Teacher evaluations help ensure that teachers’ strengths and weaknesses can be identified effectively in order to help improve their skills, and they often serve as one of many components in accountability systems. For teacher evaluations to be effective, they must be performed regularly by trained evaluators and provide meaningful and timely feedback to the teacher.
- National Council on Teacher Quality – The National Council on Teacher Quality advocates for reforms on the federal, state, and local levels to improve teacher quality. This site includes a vast library of research done on teaching quality and teacher evaluations. In addition, their yearly State Teacher Quality Yearbook gives a detailed analysis of state regulations that affect the teaching profession.
- National Comprehensive Center for Teaching Quality – The National Comprehensive Center for Teaching Quality is committed to helping states and districts strengthen teaching quality, especially in high-poverty, low-performing, and hard-to-staff schools. This site has multiple resources about what makes an effective teacher evaluation system.
- Educators4Excellence: Teacher Evaluations – Educators4Excellence works to ensure that classroom teachers are involved in decisions affecting them and their students. This site has links to multiple research articles about teacher evaluations and teacher evaluation policy.
- EDUCATEAlabama -EDUCATEAlabama is Alabama’s online formative teacher evaluation system. Go here to to view videos, presentations, and handouts about EDUCATEAlabama.
- Teacher Evaluation 2.0 – This report published by The New Teacher Project proposes six standards that rigorous and fair teacher evaluations should meet so that they best help teachers thrive in the classroom.