Principles for Teacher Support and Evaluation Systems
From the introduction: “The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO or the Council) is guided by an overarching aspiration which is to ensure that all students “regardless of background are prepared for success in college, careers, and life. Therefore, the Council is committed to supporting states in attracting, preparing, developing, and retaining educators to positively impact student learning. An effective teacher support and evaluation system serves as both a strategy and a metric of progress, and is therefore critical to ensuring equitable access to excellent teaching for each student. Teacher support and evaluation systems should strike a productive balance between support and accountability, and should be designed to be continuously improved and evolve over time. The principles outlined here focus on developing teachers through support and evaluation systems. These principles are intended as a guide for state chiefs and their teams; the application of the principles will vary based on state contexts.”
This resource is of high-quality due to its clear portrayal of indicators of effective teacher evaluation systems to promote the learning of all students. It communicates clearly through the use of headings, sub-headings, color-coding, and accessible language. This resources is useful for educators at all levels as they work together to evaluate and implement effective teacher evaluation systems. It has the potential to have a high impact on students, contingent on the degree to which these principles are enacted and teacher quality improves overall.