3 Common Mistakes in Teacher Evaluations (and How to Avoid Them!)

School districts across the U.S. are building new teacher evaluation systems to better identify the markers of effective teaching, but teachers are frequently seeing that the professional development designed to help them focus on areas that need improvement often lack subject matter related to their teacher evaluation systems. Below is a list of common issues in the evaluation and professional development process—and some suggestions of how to avoid them.

3 Best Practices for Keeping Your Teacher Evaluations Consistent

Effective teaching is arguably the most important factor in student success. In terms of closing the achievement gap between students from wealthy and underserved communities and between white and minority students, there is no greater determining factor than the presence (or lack thereof) of quality teachers.