News Tag: Assessment

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Deborah Ball quoted as Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness announces pilot schools and teacher evaluation methods

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

She says the pilot of four different teacher evaluation models in 14 districts "will allow us to learn about educator evaluation as it takes place in real school settings."


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Deborah Ball discusses teachers' evaluations and professional development in a 16-min. interview

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

She stressed the value of a "fair and transparent" structured evaluation system with clearly defined protocols. "One key component is guidelines for principals and others who observe teachers and provide feedback on their performance."


Friday, May 25, 2012

Deborah Ball and Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness report their progress toward fall implementation of pilot teacher-evaluation programs

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

The group is proposing a pilot program that includes three evaluation programs and 12 districts, with a mix or urban, rural, suburban, and charter schools.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Deborah Ball comments on the Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness's Interim Progress Report

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

The report recommends testing several evaluation processes in different school districts "to learn about how well they work and to uncover any problems that should be remedied before implementing a system wholesale."


Monday, April 23, 2012

At Governor's Education Summit, keynote speaker Deborah Ball says teacher evaluations should be used to help teachers

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

She says "we’re trying to build something that can help to improve education and help those of us doing the work of teaching to do that work better."


Friday, March 23, 2012

Deborah Ball affirms goal of council is for "every kid in Michigan to have skilled teaching all of the time"

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, educational studies, k-12, policy, teacher education, teacher effectiveness

She says Michigan has an opportunity to provide national models of good student assessment and teacher evaluation tools.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brian Jacob on Michigan's educational assessment scores and ways to improve student achievement

Tags: assessment, digital signage, jacob, k-12, testing

Longer school days, lengthened school years, and financial incentives to entice talented teachers to teach in high-need areas have all proven effective, he says.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Deborah Ball discusses evaluating Michigan's teachers on Michigan Radio and in the Detroit News

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, expertise, k-12, teacher quality

She says "The main point is to create a system whereby we can determine who’s doing really well, learn from those people, and for people who are not teaching as well as they could, what are the ways we can provide better guidance support so that really every kid in Michigan has a teacher that’s teaching as skillfully as possible."


Friday, November 04, 2011

Elizabeth Moje and Brian Jacob comment on new higher standardized-test cut-scores

Tags: assessment, digital signage, expertise, jacob, moje, testing

In articles in the Grand Rapids Press and Detroit News, they comment on the raising of standards for the MEAP and MME.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Deborah Ball on teacher education at Secretary of Education's announcement of new teacher education reform plan (with video)

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, policy, teacher education, teacher effectiveness, teacher quality

Ball was invited by the Sect'y of Education to sit on an expert panel discussing teacher education. Links to video of the announcement and discussion are available on our website: www.soe.umich.edu.


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