Field Trip

The Data Speaks: Why Teacher Evaluations Are More Accurate Today

Episode Summary

Evaluation reform was intended to improve teaching practice. Has it worked?

Episode Notes

No Child Left Behind… Race to the Top… the Every Student Succeeds Act. All have had significant impact on teacher evaluations. Over time, have such laws led to an increase in the quality of teaching our schools?

This year the Frontline Research & Learning Institute looked at the data around teacher evaluation scores. We speak with Sarah Silverman, Ph.D., of Whiteboard Advisors, the firm that partnered with Frontline to analyze the data and the author of the report, “Bending Toward Accuracy: How Teacher Evaluations Are Evolving.” We look at:

Read the full report: “Bending Toward Accuracy: How Teacher Evaluations Are Evolving”