Thursday, July 25, 2013

Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness releases recommendations for statewide teacher evaluation system

Tags: ball, teacher effectiveness

The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness, chaired by U-M School of Education Dean Deborah Loewenberg Ball, released its final recommendations for a statewide evaluation system for public school teachers and administrators on Tuesday, July 23 (the full report and executive summary are available online.)

The independent commission of education experts was created by Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan legislature in 2011 as part of the state’s teacher tenure reform efforts. More information about the council’s work can be found at their website -

News coverage of the release of the report:

Detroit News editorial: Statewide evaluation good for teachers

Detroit Free Press editorial: For teachers and students, a path to higher achievement

Detroit Free Press: Michigan teachers' jobs would depend on evaluations, student test scores under new proposal

Detroit News: State gets teacher review proposal

M-Live: Pay for performance not recommended in Michigan teacher evaluation group's report

Associated Press: Panel Recommends New Statewide Teacher Evaluation System

CBS Detroit/WWJ: Evaluation System Would Identify ‘Ineffective’ Michigan Teachers

Newschannel 3 (WWMT out of Kalamazoo): Proposal for new teacher evaluation system in Michigan

Jack Lessenberry (Michigan Radio opinion piece): New teacher evaluation system is a move toward accountability

WILS 1320 (talk radio out of Lansing): July 24 interview and July 25 interview

WILX 10 (Lansing television): Sweeping Reforms to Teacher Evaluations

M-Live: Genesee County school leaders, parents agree with recommendations for statewide teacher, administrator evaluations

Associated Press: Panel wants teacher evaluation system

Livingston Daily: Teachers' jobs would depend on evals, testing

M-Live: Teacher 'pay for performance': New educator evaluation recommendations draw strong reactions

Michigan Radio: New teacher evaluation system proposed to Michigan Legislature MCEE releases final recommendations to evaluate Michigan educators

Cadillac News: Proposed evaluation system could be costly for area schools

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