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The following is a list of resources, including publications and websites, that provide additional information on the latest research, policies and discussions focused on teacher quality. Check back regularly as we will periodically update this page with additional resources.
This briefing explains how testing can be used as an effective measure of student achievement in order to reward teacher performance. The report argues that test scores can be used fairly, are meaningful and that fears about the negative consequences of testing are inflated.
This paper discusses the use of student performance in teacher evaluation, including value-added methods, and the use of student achievement scores on standardized tests.
The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) and fellow members of the Working Group on Teacher Quality held a roundtable discussion with policymakers, researchers and practitioners with expertise in value-added analysis of student achievement. This document presents a summary of the roundtable's major themes, findings and lessons learned.
Betty Crawford, Former TEA UniServ Coordinator, Knox County Education Association, Tennessee
"After looking at TAP, we thought it was a really good program if you implemented it fully and properly. After educating schools and staff members about what TAP entailed, the program was ratified by all the membership. Once people were educated about TAP, they understood that this isn't just about test scores: this is about staff development. This is about growing as a teacher. And that's what we did."