Teacher Accountability
Are teachers creating high, quality "opportunities to learn"
for all their students that support positive student test results?
(They cannot have one without the other. . .) 

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform and/or
Fail to Succeed in School,  
Click Here Here , H ere,   Here , Here , Here , Here , Here,   Here ​and Here (The Science of Equality)  to Learn More.

Why new teachers need many experiential
and practical experiences in the classroom
before they enter the profession of teaching. . . 
Click here,   here , and here to learn more. 

Parents Need Evidence of Student Learning 
        (Should parents really have to explain why they want                    teacher evaluations tied to student test results                    --- especially if they are a parent of color?)

Standing Up for Annual Testing in ESEA/ESSA

(Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness) ,
and here for the: (The Power of an
Effective Teacher & Why We Should Assess It).

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence
How Students  Perform in School. . .



Explore, Discover, Learn, Discuss
       Politics & 
Teacher Evaluation Systems
Click here,   here  and here (for a lesson learned).

Please Note:
"​Teacher preparation organizations, college and university education schools,
and teachers unions protested  proposed federal regulations (under Obama) for assessing the quality and impact of 
teacher preparation programs."
 Under Trump/DeVos, these regulations,
were reversed, "a new low in the teacher wars." 
Click here,  here,  here ,
and then  here
to learn more. 

What's Going On In the Classroom?

Click here to learn more about this subjectand here.
          How Do We Know What Is Going On In Classrooms If Teachers' Evaluations Are Inflated?

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 The Excellent Educators for All Initiative
Click here to read this article

State Plans to Ensure Equitable Access to
Excellent Educators

Click here to view this video .
Education Performance, 
Equity and Efficiency
Click  here to review this international chart on equity
and here to learn more about the top performing countries.

Lessons Learned: What has Changed?
Testing in American Schools: 
Asking the Right Questions
 Click here  (page 89 for the questions). To read the NAP study focusing on accountability, click  here  (page 97 - 98 for the questions).  Also, consider the following question: Do standardized tests provide information about teacher quality that can improve our flawed system for evaluating teachers?
Click here to  explore the answer. 

 Did your state legislature end or delay tying teacher evaluations to student test results? If so, how are your state's  teachers being held accountable for student achievement?  
Related Materials: Build Your Knowledge Base
Please refer to the following articles listed below to better understand
the importance of teacher effectiveness. 





Click here, here and here to learn more.