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Assistant Secretary Martin to Participate in Seminar on Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

Posted Jan 18 2011 3:34pm

Contact:   Jane Glickman, (202) 401-1307 ,

Event Date 1: January 19, 2011 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, will welcome participants in a seminar on “Getting Teacher Evaluation Right” this Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The seminar will bring together researchers and educators who are part of The System for Teacher and Student Advancement (TAP). TAP works to radically revamp teacher evaluation by using multiple measures, including student achievement gains. Educators will share what measures make teacher evaluation systems work – accurately measuring teachers' effectiveness and at the same time providing necessary support to improve teacher performance. They will discuss methods that measure the range of teachers' knowledge and classroom skills in ways that correlate with students' academic growth.

Event 1
Carmel Martin, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Craig Jerald, president, Break the Curve Consulting
Kristan Van Hook, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
TAP educators from South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas “Getting Teacher Evaluation Right” Seminar 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 19 National Press Club
First Amendment Lounge
529 14th St., N.W., 13th floor
Washington, D.C.
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