What We Are Reading: Teacher Evaluations, Data Collaboration, Educational Technology Trends

Looking for new high school-related resources? Here are some pieces that the National High School Center and other organizations have recently released:*

Supporting Effective Instruction in Tennessee: Listening and Gathering Feedback on Tennessee’s Teacher Evaluations (State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE, June 11, 2012). The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) released a report, Supporting Effective Instruction in Tennessee, regarding Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system. The report follows a five-month listening and feedback process SCORE led on the evaluation system to identify what is working well, gather input on challenges and concerns, and report back with a range of recommendations to the Tennessee Department of Education and State Board of Education.

Data Collaboration in New York City: The Challenges of Linking High School and Post-Secondary Data (Annenberg Institute for School Reform, June, 2012). In this publication, New York City Department of Education researchers describe a data collaboration with the City University of New York aimed at identifying the student characteristics and trajectories that lead to college success and share insights into the challenges of integrating data from different institutions.

National Educational Technology Trends: 2012 State Leadership Empowers Educators, Transforms Teaching and Learning (State Educational Technology Directors Association, June, 2012). The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) — the principal association representing the technology leadership in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs — presents its ninth annual report on select educational technology activities from across the nation. This one-of- a-kind report provides unique details related to these educational technology initiatives.

*Resource descriptions provided by the sponsoring organization.

Note: This blog post was originally authored under the auspices of the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The National High School Center’s blog, High School Matters, which ran until March 2013, provided an objective perspective on the latest research, issues, and events that affected high school improvement. The CCRS Center plans to continue relevant work originally developed under the National High School Center grant. National High School Center blog posts that pertain to CCRS Center issues are included on this website as a resource to our stakeholders.

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