Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (2014) by Lynn Holdheide, Lindsey Hayses, and Laura Goe. Published by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders.
This Supplement to the Practical Guide to Designing
Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems provides information on how to incorporate the evaluation of SISP into the overall educator evaluation system,
including guidance on tools, procedures, and policies for states and local education agencies to consider.
Teacher Evaluation in Chile (2013)
by Paulo Santiago, Francisco Benavides, Charlotte Danielson,
Laura Goe and Deborah Nusche. Published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
One of a series of OECD Reviews of Evaluation
and Assessment in Education, this report describes the evaluation system in Chile
considers how the educator evaluation
system can contribute to the quality, equity and efficiency of Chile's education system.
on Teacher Quality (2013) by Laura Goe. This invited blog post was part of an Education Week piece entitled "A Nation at Risk: 30 Years Later" that addresses what has--
and hasn't--changed since A Nation at Risk was published. See all five blog posts (including posts by Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Luis Huerta, David C. Berliner, and Chester E. Finn, Jr.)
at A Nation at Risk: 30 Years Later
Can Teacher Evaluation
Improve Teaching? (2013) by Laura Goe. This article encourages educators and education leaders to consider ways to use the
data collected as part of teacher evaluation efforts for promoting teacher professional growth. The importance of feedback and dialogue between
evaluators and educators is emphasized.
Linking Teacher Evaluation to Professional Development: Focusing on Improving Teaching and Learning (2012) by Laura Goe, Kietha Biggers and Andrew Croft.
This Research & Policy Brief was developed to support the efforts of states
and districts to inform professional growth decisions and opportunities by
strategic use of results from teacher evaluation processes.
A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems
(2011) by Laura Goe, Lynn Holdheide, and Tricia Miller.
This policy brief is designed to serve as a tool to
assist states and districts in constructing
high-quality teacher evaluation systems in
an effort to improve teaching and learning. It is intended to facilitate discussion
and promote coherence in the development process.
Measuring Teachers' Contributions to Student Learning Growth
for Nontested Grades and Subjects
(2011) by Laura Goe and Lynn Holdheide.
This Research & Policy Brief was developed to help states consider options
for assessing student learning growth for the majority of teachers who
teach content not assessed through standardized tests. Districts charged with creating
evaluation models that incorporate teachers' contributions to student learning growth
may also find this information useful.
High-Quality Professional Development for All Teachers: Effectively Allocating Resources
(2011) by Sarah Archibald, Jane Coggshall, Andrew Croft, and Laura Goe. This Research & Policy Brief
is intended to assist state and district leaders in selecting professional learning
activities that represent a worthwhile allocation of limited resources.
A Practical Guide to Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness
(2009) by Olivia Little, Laura Goe, and Courtney Bell offers
highlights of a research synthesis which examined various measures of
teacher effectiveness including value-added, observations, portfolios, surveys, and more.
Approaches to Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: A Research Synthesis
(2008) by Laura Goe, Courtney Bell, and Olivia Little evaluates the research on teacher
effectiveness and the different instruments used to measure it.
In addition, it defines the components and indicators that characterize
effective teachers, extending this definition beyond teachers' contribution
to student achievement gains to include how teachers impact classrooms, schools,
and their colleagues as well as how they contribute to other important outcomes
Challenges in Evaluating Special Education Teachers and English Language
Learner Specialists (2010) by Lynn Holdheide, Laura Goe, Andrew Croft,
and Dan Reschly provides the results of an inquiry conducted by the TQ Center
with support from the Council for Exceptional Children and several national
experts in the context of current research and practice in teacher evaluation.
It offers policy and practice recommendations for regions, states, and districts
to help in their efforts to create valid, reliable, and comprehensive evaluation
systems for all teachers as they work to improve the achievement of all students.
Evaluating Teaching with Multiple Measures
(2010) by Laura Goe is a brief paper commissioned by the American Federation
of Teachers for distribution to teachers and others who want to better understand
why multiple measures should be part of teacher evaluation.
Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: Making the Most of Recent Research
(2008) by Laura Goe and Leslie Stickler summarizes a research synthesis which
identified several teacher quality variablesincluding specific teacher qualifications,
characteristics, and classroom practices and their relationship to student achievement.
The Link Between Teacher Quality and Student Outcomes: A Research Synthesis
(2007) by Laura Goe considers the various ways of defining teacher quality as
well as the many ways it has been measured. The studies that are the focus of
the synthesis use standardized student achievement test scores as outcome measures.
The Distribution of Highly Qualified, Experienced Teachers: Challenges and Opportunities
(2009) by Jennifer Imazeki and Laura Goe is designed to help states think about
equitable distribution of teachers.
WORKING PAPERS, CONCEPT PAPERS, AND RESOURCES
Standards-Based Rubric Template
is intended to emphasize the role of standards in setting student learning objectives (SLOs) and establishing performance levels. You have my permission to modify and adapt to local needs and requirements.
A concept paper describing Evidence of Teaching Performance Activities (also known as "Evidence Binders")
Presentation to Nebraska Educator Evaluation Design Pilot Schools, October 24, 2012, in Lincoln, NE.
Presentation to Georgia Title IIa Conference, March 5, 2013, in Savannah, GA.
Presentation to Vermont Educator Evaluation Task Force, March 12, 2013, in Berlin, VT.
Webinar presentation for EdWeek, with Sara Heyburn (Tennessee) and Stephen Sawchuck (EdWeek), March 14, 2013.
Presentation to Missouri Department of Education Pilot Project Districts (teacher evalaution pilot) March 28, 2013.
Presentation to National Education Association State Convening, April 8, 2013.
Presentation to participants in IEL's Education Policy Fellowship Program at the IEL Washington Policy Seminar,
April 22, 2013.
Presentation to Ohio School Improvement Grant Conference, June 10, 2013.
Presentation with Caroline Wylie to CCSSO State Teachers of the Year at ETS, Princeton, NJ, October 4, 2013.