Creating Coherence: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Evaluation, and Professional Learning
In this special issues brief, authors Sheri Leo and Jane Coggshall lay out a suggested approach for creating meaningful coherence across three interdependent education reforms: Common Core State Standards, teacher evaluation, and professional learning. The authors provide a recommended approach centered on identifying the connections between the Common Core and professional practice frameworks. The brief illustrates this approach with three professional practice frameworks used for teacher evaluation: Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, Robert Marzano’s Teacher Evaluation Model, and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System tool. Also, the brief describes the implications of this work for professional learning.