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State Board of Education Adopts PEAC Recommendation Regarding Use of Master Tests in Educator Evaluation Plans

At its meeting on April 5, 2017, the State Board of Education voted to adopt the March 29, 2017 recommendation of the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) concerning the use of state mastery test data in educator evaluation plans.  As … Read more

Register Now for Teacher Evaluations in Connecticut: Where Are We Now?

It has been nearly five years since the Connecticut General Assembly adopted Public Act 12-116 titled An Act Concerning Educational Reform, and most importantly, made changes to Section 10-151b regarding the teacher evaluation process.  Changes to Section 10-151b provide that … Read more

Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Teacher Evaluation System

Across the county, states are implementing new teacher evaluation systems which rely upon student results on state standardized tests to evaluate teacher performance. These new systems are facing political and legal challenges from teacher groups who object to these new … Read more

Challenges in Implementation of Race to the Top

The U.S. Department of Education recently issued their first official assessment of the progress that twelve states have made in implementing their reform plans following their receipt of Race to the Top grants. The state-by-state reports show that most winners … Read more