Identifying Effective Teachers Policy
The state should require annual evaluations of all teachers.
Commendably, all teachers in Alabama must be evaluated at least annually.
The state's newly implemented evaluation system, EDUCATEAlabama, requires that every teacher is observed at least twice, with both observations being unannounced. One observation must occur in the fall (October-mid December), and the other must occur in the spring (late January-March). A post-observation conference follows each formal classroom observation.
Alabama recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.