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Report: Adding value to discussions about value-added: A new framework for talking about teacher effectiveness

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TEACHERS

Areas

SCHOOL:culture of change and improvement, DISTRICT:culture of renewal and improvement

Authors

Raegen Miller

Published

2009, 12/16/2009

Publisher

Center for American Progress

Abstract

"Past initiatives to improve teacher quality offer two general lessons. First, simplistic responses—across-the-board raises, more stringent licensure requirements, mandated professional development—are extremely expensive, utterly ineffective, or both. Only policies that tightly link incentives to desired results stand a chance of being effective and affordable. Clearly, making such links requires a robust approach to assessing teachers’ impact on outcomes of interest, especially student achievement. Second, teachers must be involved in crafting and implementing policies aimed at improving their instructional potency. These lessons together highlight the need for a language of productivity calibrated to education."

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