Outlines a spectrum of conditions needed for the successful implementation of teacher effectiveness reform, including shared leadership, vision, and commitment; a culture of data-driven decision making; stakeholder engagement; and supportive policies.
- Observation: Building shared leadership and vision among teachers and staff is an essential component of bringing a school system closer to reform readiness.
- Observation: Willingness to use data to inform decisions on compensation, career progression, and tenure is a critical step toward reform readiness.
- Observation: Sites that were best able to accelerate reform had established a precedent of working with their unions and school boards to solve meaningful problems.
- Observation: Local and state policies can have a major effect on readiness, depending on whether they assist or impede hiring, evaluation, tenure, compensation, and placement.