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A Primer for Continuous Improvement in Schools and Districts

Type: Resource
Year of Publication: 
2017
Topic: 
Program Evaluation
Professional Development aligned to evaluation
This brief orients educational practitioners to the continuous improvement process and how it can work in educational settings. The brief provides an overview and includes references and resources...Read more »
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The Evolution of the Teacher Incentive Fund Program

Type: Resource
Format: 
Case Study
Year of Publication: 
2015
Topic: 
Monitoring
Performance-based Compensation and/or Salary Schedule
Since 2006, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) has awarded four cohorts of TIF grants to states, school districts, and charter schools across the country. All four cohorts maintained...Read more »
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Case Summary: Three Decades of Peer Assistance and Review

Type: Resource
Format: 
Case Study
Year of Publication: 
2012
Topic: 
Professional Development aligned to evaluation
Teacher Leadership and/or Career Ladder
The concept of a peer assistance and review (PAR) program has been around for the past three decades. The first PAR program, called the Toledo Plan, started in the Toledo (OH) Public Schools in 1981...Read more »
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Research Synthesis: What does research suggest about ways to measure teacher effectiveness so that determination of performance-based rewards is accurate, reliable, and defensible?

Type: Resource
Format: 
Research Synthesis
Year of Publication: 
2010
Topic: 
Performance-based Compensation and/or Salary Schedule
Teacher/Principal Evaluation
Research suggests that there is wide variation in the effectiveness of teachers, yet traditional measures of teacher quality (i.e., education, degrees, and certification status) are not strongly...Read more »
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