Real Progress in Maryland: SLOs and Teacher and Principal Evaluation

slo_assessmentThe Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is making significant strides in guiding and supporting the implementation of Student Learning Objectives as part of a teacher and principal evaluation (TPE) system statewide. A new report from CTAC and WestEd prepared through the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center (MACC at WestEd), examines frontline educators’ overall perceptions of TPE and key issues in implementation, including quality, consistency, and school, district and state support.

The more experience  educators have with the new evaluation system, the higher their skill and comfort levels are with its implementation, and the more their efforts focus on strengthening instruction. The report, Real Progress in Maryland, also includes recommendations which focus on ways to strengthen implementation within and across districts in Maryland, while reinforcing the instructional emphasis of TPE. Lessons learned will be instructive to all states striving to implement SLOs as part of teacher and principal evaluation.

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