Analyzes teacher effectiveness proposals at ten sites, including adopting multi-dimensional measures, robust evaluations, and rigorous tenure decisions; rewarding performance with differentiated pay; and placing effective teachers where most needed.
- Observation: Shared leadership, good data systems, stakeholder management and participation, and financial sustainability are the minimum conditions required for successful implementation of reform.
- Observation: A more rigorous process for deciding tenure is an important step in ensuring effective teachers remain and those less effective do not.
- Observation: Developing a salary system based on effectiveness, rather than experience or degree, will encourage teachers to continually improve and do more for students.
- Observation: Providing financial incentives to teachers in classrooms with greater needs will attract better teachers to the school.
- Observation: Student outcomes, observation data, family and student feedback, and a measure of teacher attitudes and beliefs are all part of measuring teacher effectiveness.