One Saturday when Chris Tatum, director of secondary personnel at Amarillo ISD, was 496 miles from his district, he found the perfect opportunity to complete nine candidate interviews.
TalentEd Chief Research Officer Nick Montgomery explains why the research behind many assessments cause them to fall short, and what it takes to predict the effectiveness of teacher candidates.
If a software vendor doesn’t provide quality customer support, their solutions quickly become a source of frustration, as Framingham Public Schools (FPS) can attest.
In 2016, TalentEd by PeopleAdmin surveyed hundreds of K-12 leaders and HR experts to create the K-12 Education TalentIndex, which shared their predictions for 2017 trends, such as:
Watch this one-minute video to learn the difference between reviewing data and accessing actionable insights designed to help education leaders improve school performance.
As a Title I district serving a large number of children from low-income families in the under-funded state of Arizona, leaders at Phoenix Elementary District #1 (Phoenix #1) face many challenges when it comes to placing a quality teacher in every classroom … but they refuse to let those challenges affect their students.
In Part 2, we discussed how to use technology to collect and analyze performance data that align with district priorities. But collecting and analyzing data isn’t enough. District leaders must use the information and insights gained to improve classroom instruction.
In Part 1 of this series, we explained that educators and students realize the true value of performance management when evaluations contribute to a culture of continuous improvement that ultimately advances student achievement … and that means collecting and analyzing meaningful performance data to empower decision-making.
Whether called evaluations, appraisals or assessments, nearly every district in the U.S. and Canada measures educator performance, but few say their efforts result in improved teacher effectiveness.
It’s no secret that interviews aren’t always the most effective way to evaluate candidates. “Anybody can say anything in an interview,” said Sherry Christian, coordinator of human resources at Niagara Catholic District School Board in Ontario.