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Teacher Incentive Fund STEM Grantees Tell Their Stories

Type: Video
Topic: 
STEM
In 2012, the Department conducted two competitions for awarding TIF funds: a General TIF Competition and a TIF Competition with a Focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The STEM projects focused on developing a corps of STEM master teachers and ensuring that students...Read more

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

Using Career Ladders to Support STEM Master Teachers

Type: Resource
Format: 
Report or White Paper
Year of Publication: 
2014
Topic: 
STEM
Teacher Leadership and/or Career Ladder
The purpose of this paper is to provide Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) grantees and others with a better understanding of how to design and use...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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Classroom Assignment Paper

Type: Resource
Format: 
Report or White Paper
Year of Publication: 
2012
Topic: 
Data Systems
Student Growth/SLO/Measurement
The composition of students within the classroom is a key validity concern for classroom-level, value-added metrics. Value-added models (VAMs) implicitly assume that teachers have the same kind of...Read more »
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