Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should require professional development to be based on needs identified through teacher evaluations.
New legislation in Minnesota requires that staff development activities be coordinated with "the evaluation process and teachers' evaluation outcomes." The state does not require that teachers receive feedback from their evaluations.
Require that evaluation systems provide teachers with feedback about their performance.
In order to increase their effectiveness in the classroom, teachers need to receive feedback on strengths and areas that need improvement identified in their evaluations. As such, Minnesota should require that evaluation systems provide teachers with feedback about their classroom performance.
Minnesota was helpful in providing NCTQ with facts that enhanced this analysis.