From: Brookings Brown Center on Education Policy
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Today at 11: Live Chat on New Teacher Evaluation Research
Date: Tue May 13 13:10:25 MDT 2014
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Good morning,

Just a reminder: Today at 11:00 AM EDT, the Brookings Brown Center on Education Policy will host a live video chat on teacher evaluation systems. You can watch the discussion here.

Brookings experts Russ Whitehurst and Matt Chingos will be discussing their new report that analyzes the design and performance of teacher evaluation systems in four urban school districts. The authors find that classroom observations, a major component of teacher evaluation scores, are biased—teachers who are assigned more able students receive significantly higher observation scores than just-as-effective teachers who are assigned less able students.

The report provides several recommendations for improving the fairness of classroom observation scores and teacher evaluation systems as a whole.

Read the report, here:

We hope you can join us online today, and we hope you enjoy the report.


Brookings Brown Center on Education Policy