K-12 Assessments and Teacher Evaluation: Using Data to Help Teachers Strengthen Their Practice

K-12 AssessmentsIn a three-part guest series at Getting Smart, NWEA leaders consider the impact of using data from tests designed for instructional purposes to guide educator evaluations and call for a renewed focus on student learning and professional growth for teachers.

In the second post (click to read the post over at gettingsmart.com), Vice President of Professional Development Anne Udall argues that “the real opportunity is for school and district leaders to use assessment data, particularly from interim assessments, to help educators grow their expertise. Shouldn’t we at least spend as much time helping teachers understand how to use assessment data so they are better at their craft as we do spending time building evaluation models that judge them?”

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