Recent State Action on Teacher Effectiveness: What's in State Laws and Regulations?

Sara Mead, Bellwether Education Partners
04 Sep, 2012

This August 2012 report from Bellwether Education Partners reviews changes in laws that address teacher effectiveness in selected states across the country. The report includes how charter schools are impacted by changes, such as mandates for annual evaluations that are based in part on student learning and the linking of results to personnel decisions such as dismissal. The laws are rated on 13 criteria, such as whether all teachers are evaluated annually and whether parents and the public receive clear information about effectiveness.