Pilot Project Tests Teacher Performance Assessments

From Education Week’s Teacher Magazine
By Liana Heitin

Teacher candidates nationwide would have to pass a common performance assessment based on student-teaching experiences before becoming licensed, if advocates for a new certification process get their way.

At a panel discussion in downtown Washington Oct. 19, Stanford University education professor Linda Darling-Hammond and several other education experts spoke about a teacher performance assessment being piloted in 20 states. The event, organized by the Center for American Progress, coincided with the release of Darling-Hammond’s report, “Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: How Teacher Performance Assessments Can Measure and Improve Teaching.”

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