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.
Many teachers have come to expect change as a routine part of their occupation. Not only do classes change every semester or year, but education requirements are constantly evolving as policymakers try to determine the best way to educate and evaluate the nation’s children.
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.
Rolling out a district wide assessment solution is no small task. Williamson County Schools in Middle Tennessee has gone through the process multiple times with previous vendors over the years, so we’ve learned the hard way on what to do and what not to do.
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.
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.
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.