The role of Calibration in determining educator effectiveness

Albert “Duffy” Miller, Ed.D., President of Teaching Learning Solutions, has gathered recent research and explored current trends in observer calibration, sharing his findings in a comprehensive new white paper, “The Role of Calibration in Determining Educator Effectiveness.”

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What is observer calibration and why does it matter?

Calibration is a term used often when speaking about the need to ensure accuracy among observers, yet the multiple ways in which calibration is defined has resulted in various interpretations of what calibration is, and is not.

What is observer calibration and why does it matter? 2018-05-30T14:16:03+00:00

3 tips for choosing an assessment solution

Williamson County Schools in Middle Tennessee recently identified a need for an assessment platform. A simple search online or even a stroll through the vendor hall at a conference will reveal there are so many options that it can be overwhelming!

3 tips for choosing an assessment solution 2018-05-30T13:53:57+00:00

Formative assessment: The keys to success

In any process that occurs over a long period of time, it is common to measure progress at multiple points rather than waiting until the end. Importantly, doing so allows us to inform our next steps and redirect our efforts and resources to elements that need attention.

Formative assessment: The keys to success 2018-05-29T20:21:35+00:00

How ad hoc reporting can ease your administrative burden

As a school-based administrator, I am hardly ever in my office. A highly effective building administrator spends their time in and out of classrooms. Unfortunately, my unscheduled office time is often spent meeting with parents or handling any other incidents requiring a private space.

How ad hoc reporting can ease your administrative burden 2018-05-30T14:55:30+00:00

ESSA and the future of performance task assessments

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has opened the door for many developments and innovations in the way we assess students and educators, and, as we get closer to the start of ESSA implementation during the 2017-18 school year, more and more changes will be revealed.

ESSA and the future of performance task assessments 2018-05-30T14:33:00+00:00

12 tips on hiring effective principals

Principal hiring methods and selection processes are outdated. Over the years limited focus has been placed on principal selection. As the role of the principal has evolved, it appears the methods for selection are still catching up. Many schools have been following the same procedures for decades.

12 tips on hiring effective principals 2018-05-30T14:52:02+00:00
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