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Getting the Most From Principal and Teacher Evaluation Systems

REL Midwest partnered with the Indiana University School Administrators Association (IUSAA) to host a half-day event on principal and teacher evaluation systems. The event featured a presentation by Anthony Milanowski, Ph.D., Senior Study Director at Westat. Dr. Milanowski discussed the research and recommendations for the development and implementation of principal and teacher evaluation systems, and the potential impact on student performance. Drawing from his recent research exploring the incorporation of performance-based pay within evaluation systems and the effectiveness of these systems on student performance, Dr. Millanowski also discussed the policy implications for teacher and principal evaluation systems for the audience of school administrators and education researchers.

The event also featured a panel discussion with practitioners, policymakers, and researchers who discussed principal and teacher evaluation systems, including their implementation in Indiana and the Midwest region. This event was designed to build on the body of work REL Midwest is conducting in regard to educator effectiveness.



Anthony Milanowski, Ph.D., Senior Study Director, Westat

Debbie Fish, Professional Learning Liaison, Central Indiana Educational Service Center

Meghan Zefran, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Research

Jennifer Oliver, Indiana TAP State Coordinator, University of Indianapolis Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning

Sarah Pies, Educator Effectiveness Specialist, Indiana Department of Education