University of Texas


New PEEQ Brief: Rating Systems for Teacher Evaluations and Educator Preparation Program Accountability

Across the country, states and school districts are developing new methods to evaluate teachers, principals, and educator preparation programs (EPPs). Evaluation systems attempt to differentiate teachers or EPPs from one another by providing a score or rating, often calculated by combining multiple evaluation components, that characterizes a teacher’s or EPP’s level of effectiveness. The brief provides an overview of the evaluation standards set by states and school districts, describes how sites combine evaluation components to arrive at a final evaluation rating, and discusses the types of final rating categories used to characterize teacher and EPP effectiveness.

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