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A Primer for Continuous Improvement in Schools and Districts

Type: Resource
Year of Publication: 
2017
Topic: 
Program Evaluation
Professional Development aligned to evaluation
This brief orients educational practitioners to the continuous improvement process and how it can work in educational settings. The brief provides an overview and includes references and resources...Read more »
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Data Quality Essentials Revisited

Type: Resource
Year of Publication: 
2016
Topic: 
Data Systems
Student Growth/SLO/Measurement
Teacher/Principal Evaluation
The purpose of this paper is to consolidate the information gathered under Center for Educator Compensation and Reform (CECR) on data quality issues. The paper provides updated information on the...Read more »
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Project Communication and Engagement Primer

Type: Resource
Format: 
Report or White Paper
Year of Publication: 
2016
Topic: 
Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
This primer on stakeholder engagement and communication draws on the experiences of past TIF grantees. The ideas, tips, and suggestions provided here offer current and prospective grantees the basic...Read more »
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Leadership Meeting Starters

Type: Resource
Format: 
Toolkit/Guide
Year of Publication: 
2016
Topic: 
Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
Teacher Leadership and/or Career Ladder
Enclosed in this resource is a group of article summaries that can quickly be shared with Teacher Leader teams and their Principals. The purpose is to get them talking about the ideas included in the...Read more »
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What ESSA Means for Teachers and Leaders

Type: News
News Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
Thu, 03/03/2016
Topic: 
Other
The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has amounted to a grand old time for Washington's education lobbyists, advocates, journalists, and analysts. There are intense discussions about how the Department of Education will implement this or that piece of the 1,000-page law. There are...Read more

Case Summary: Three Decades of Peer Assistance and Review

Type: Resource
Format: 
Case Study
Year of Publication: 
2012
Topic: 
Professional Development aligned to evaluation
Teacher Leadership and/or Career Ladder
The concept of a peer assistance and review (PAR) program has been around for the past three decades. The first PAR program, called the Toledo Plan, started in the Toledo (OH) Public Schools in 1981...Read more »
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Guide to Implementation: Stakeholder Engagement and Communication

Type: Resource
Format: 
Toolkit/Guide
Year of Publication: 
2009
Topic: 
Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
Appropriately engaging and systematically communicating with stakeholders is important to the successful design and implementation of a new educator compensation plan. This paper outlines a six-step...Read more »
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