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Educator Effectiveness 

The assessment of educator effectiveness plays a part in teacher preparation, leadership, and ESSA guidelines.  Strategies for finding, creating, and nurturing effective educators are covered in this collection.

Are You Ready for Teacher Leadership?: Tools and Strategies for Putting Your Ideas Into Action
Resource Type: Presentation
2017 PDF (pdf)
The slides from this webinar outline tools and strategies for teacher leadership, including summaries of teacher leadership initiatives from across the country, assessment strategies, and the importance of readiness.
Grow Your Own Teachers Initiatives Resources
Resource Type: Bibliography
2018 PDF (pdf)
This compilation of short summaries of Grow Your Own (GYO) teacher resources is organized around research questions developed by the Texas Education Agency to inform the Texas GYO teacher strategy. Topics include evidence of success for GYO programs, motivations for becoming a teacher, and strategies to encourage future teachers of color and teachers in rural areas.
Teacher Effectiveness in the Every Student Succeeds Act: A Discussion Guide
Resource Type: Practice guide
2016 PDF (pdf)
This discussion guide presents three key questions related to defining ineffective teachers with the goal of helping state leaders and their stakeholders ask the challenging questions that will lead them to a meaningful definition that works in their unique state context.
Teacher Leadership Models that Improve Equitable Access
Type: Project
State(s): Arizona, Iowa, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi
This project helps SEAs and LEAs design teacher leadership models as a strategy to strengthen the educator workforce, particularly in low-performing and hard-to-staff schools.
Talent for Turnaround Leadership Academy (T4TLA)
Type: Project
State(s): Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Rhode Island, New Hampshire
T4TLA helps states link equitable access and school improvement through talent management systems that attract, support, and retain effective educators in high-need contexts.
Recruiting and Selecting Turnaround Leaders
Resource Type: Practice guide
2015 PDF (pdf)
This facilitator's guide is from a module that contains the materials designed to implement a work session that builds the knowledge and capacity of leaders and staff members from regional comprehensive centers (RCCs), state education agencies (SEAs), and within-state regional centers on understanding turnaround leader competencies.