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Case Summary: Three Decades of Peer Assistance and Review

Type: Resource
Format: 
Case Study
Year of Publication: 
2012
Topic: 
Professional Development aligned to evaluation
Teacher Leadership and/or Career Ladder
The concept of a peer assistance and review (PAR) program has been around for the past three decades. The first PAR program, called the Toledo Plan, started in the Toledo (OH) Public Schools in 1981...Read more »
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Research Synthesis: What does research suggest about ways to measure teacher effectiveness so that determination of performance-based rewards is accurate, reliable, and defensible?

Type: Resource
Format: 
Research Synthesis
Year of Publication: 
2010
Topic: 
Performance-based Compensation and/or Salary Schedule
Teacher/Principal Evaluation
Research suggests that there is wide variation in the effectiveness of teachers, yet traditional measures of teacher quality (i.e., education, degrees, and certification status) are not strongly...Read more »
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Assessment and Evaluation Systems Paper

Type: Resource
Format: 
Report or White Paper
Year of Publication: 
2012
Topic: 
Data Systems
Teacher/Principal Evaluation
The Value-Added Research Center (VARC) developed the assessment and evaluation database to address the research needs of U.S. state departments of education and local education agencies (LEAs) that...Read more »
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Guide to Implementation: Stakeholder Engagement and Communication

Type: Resource
Format: 
Toolkit/Guide
Year of Publication: 
2009
Topic: 
Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
Appropriately engaging and systematically communicating with stakeholders is important to the successful design and implementation of a new educator compensation plan. This paper outlines a six-step...Read more »
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Introduction to Performance-based Compensation

Type: Resource
Format: 
Report or White Paper
Year of Publication: 
2012
Topic: 
Performance-based Compensation and/or Salary Schedule
This paper introduces critical concepts for performance-based compensation and describes CECR resources that can help districts design and implement new compensation strategies.Read more »
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The Role of Program Evaluation on Communication Strategies

Type: Resource
Format: 
Case Study
Year of Publication: 
2012
Topic: 
Program Evaluation
The paper provides case studies of the role pf program evaluation on communications strategies for three TIF grantees. The analysis focuses on three main issues: the relationship between program...Read more »
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Emerging Solutions to Improve Student-Teacher Linkage

Type: Resource
Format: 
Report or White Paper
Year of Publication: 
2012
Topic: 
Data Systems
Nationwide, states and districts are implementing programs that involve linking teachers with student data. This paper summarizes several emerging solutions for improving the accuracy and quality of...Read more »
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