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Educator Evaluation System Data: What Exists and How Do We Use It?

 
REL Midwest and its Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance (EERA) hosted a webinar intended to address different designs of educator evaluation systems and how data from these systems are used to inform teacher and district practice.
                                         
The event featured a presentation by Mariann Lemke of the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, who discussed research related to the evaluation of educator practice and student growth. The event also featured Tyler Livingston of the Minnesota Department of Education and Katie Rainey of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, both EERA members, who shared how their states use educator evaluation system data. This event was designed to address the U.S. Department of Education’s priority area of educator effectiveness.
 
Please view the archived PowerPoint presentation slides and notes slides
 
Presenters
 
Mariann Lemke, Managing Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
 
Katie Rainey, Educator Effectiveness Team Director, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
 
Tyler Livingston, Educator Evaluation Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Education
 
Who Should Attend?
 
The intended audience for this event includes teachers, principals, policymakers, and LEA staff. The intended audience also includes EERA members and their networks.
 
Related Resources
 
Since one report does not cover the full range discussed in this webinar, the event will be based on a combination of the reports below (by data topic).
 
Use of student growth data
Harris, D., and C. Herrington. The Use of Teacher Value-Added Measures in Schools: New Evidence, Unanswered Questions, and Future Prospects (2015). Educational Researcher March 2015 44: 71-76.
 
Goldring, E., Grissom, J., Rubin, M., Neumerski, C., Cannata, M., Drake, T., and P. Scheuermann.  Make Room Value Added: Principals' Human Capital Decisions and the Emergence of Teacher Observation Data (2015). Educational Researcher March 2015 44: 96-104.
 
Use of summative or observational data
Allen, J., Pianta, R., Gregory, A., Mikami, A., & Lun, J. (2011). An interaction-based approach to enhancing secondary school instruction and student achievement. Science, 333, 1034–1037.
 
Dee, T., & Wyckoff, J. (2015). Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 34(2), 267–297.
 
Sartain, L., and Steinberg, M. Does Teacher Evaluation Improve School Performance? Experimental Evidence from Chicago’s Excellence in Teaching Pilot. (In press, winter 2015), Education Finance and Policy.
 
Taylor, E.S. and Tyler, J.H. 2012. The effect of evaluation on teacher performance. American Economic Review, 102(7), pp. 3628-3651. 2012.