Establish teacher evaluation system
Will establish teacher evaluation system: "Under my plan, teachers will be evaluated based on the following five criteria: planning and preparation, classroom environment, quality of instruction, professional responsibilities, and yearly student progress. Teachers will receive an overall rating of 'ineffective,' 'needs improvement,' 'satisfactory,' or 'exemplary.' Teachers who are rated 'ineffective' two years in a row will lose their teaching license, while all teachers rated as 'satisfactory' or 'exemplary' will be eligible for bonuses."
Our evaluation: Planning is just getting started
Updated: Monday, August 29th, 2011 | By Tom Kertscher
As a candidate, Gov. Scott Walker promised to establish a teacher evaluation system that would reward highly rated teachers and take away teaching licenses from those judged to be ineffective for two years in a row.
Walker"s idea was to evaluate teachers on five criteria: planning and preparation, classroom environment, quality of instruction, professional responsibilities and yearly student progress.
Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said the promise is being pursued through the Walker administration's participation in the state Department of Public Instruction's Educator Effectiveness Design Team.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers announced the team in December 2010, during the period between Walker"s election and inauguration. Its job is to develop recommendations for an evaluation system for both teachers and school administrators, he said.
The team is composed of representatives of 10 "stakeholder” groups, including the governor's office, teachers unions, and associations that represent school boards and school administrators.
Walker"s representative is Michael Brickman, an education policy assistant in the governor"s office, Werwie said.
The team is aiming to release a framework of an evaluation system in October 2011.
We rate this Walker promise as In the Works.
Email interview, Gov. Scott Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie, Aug. 26 and 29, 2011
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Educator Effectiveness Design Team page
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, news release, Dec. 7, 2010
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