- Defining the construct for what constitutes an effective educator
- Deploying multiple indicators to reveal evidence that characterizes good teaching and school leadership
- Building strong data analysis and reporting tools to reveal useful information about students, educators, and schools, including how they perform and how they can continually improve through targeted feedback and ongoing professional development
Developing fair and valid educator effectiveness systems is a focus of Pearson's research and development agenda, which builds on years of experience working with states and national organizations, such as the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) to develop, deliver and score pre- and in-service educator assessments, teacher and leader rubrics, and evaluator training protocols."As states and school districts transition to new educator effectiveness systems, Pearson stands ready to share our technical expertise and to help policymakers and practitioners learn from each other," continued Dr. Burling. “We’re working with research and business partners to create resources such as this guide, as well as additional research papers on timely topics, a publicly accessible web portal, regional workshops, and webinars, to give states and districts the resources they need to establish quality evaluation systems." In addition, Pearson invites education leaders to share their insights on the content of the guide as well as perspectives on the components of a successful educator effectiveness system at http://educatoreffectiveness.pearsonassessments.com/guide. "By sharing experiences in this open online environment, states and school districts will learn from one another as we all work together to launch the next generation of educator effectiveness systems," said Dr. Burling. This new guide as well as other tools and resources for improving educator effectiveness, including information about a workshop on the new guide slated for this spring in Washington, D.C., will be available on Pearson's Educator Effectiveness website at http://educatoreffectiveness.pearsonassessments.com or by contacting Abigail Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org. About Pearson Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to www.pearsoned.com or www.pearsonassessments.com.