State Implementation of Common Core State Standards: Evaluation of Teachers and Leaders
The Southern Regional Education Board is conducting a multi-year study of how 14 states are implementing the Common Core State Standards. Six individual reports are part of the “Benchmarking State Implementation of Common Core Standards” project: a summary report, plus five reports with detailed state profiles by topic. The topic of this report (one of the six benchmarking reports on CCSS implementation progress in 14 states) is Evaluation of Teachers and Leaders. This report provides state profiles on “how states integrate the higher expectations for student learning inherent in the Common Core within the systems’ requirements for continuous improvement of teachers and principals. Essentially, these profiles ask, what measures within state teacher and leader evaluation systems generate information that sharpens understanding of teacher and principal performance in terms of their implementation of, support for and effect on student learning of the Common Core?” (p. 1). The profiles found in this report provide a descriptive overview of each state’s efforts in this topic area. Information from these profiles was gathered from a review of publicly available information and interviews with department leaders.