Identifying Effective Teachers Policy
The state should require annual evaluations of all teachers.
Commendably, all teachers in Tennessee must now be evaluated at least annually. As part of the state's process, nonprobationary (professional) teachers are observed four times annually. New (apprentice) teachers are observed six times annually. These observations are equally distributed across the two semesters. Following each observation, a post-observation conference is scheduled to discuss performance.
FIrst to the Top Act http://www.tn.gov/sos/acts/106/pub/pc0002EOS.pdf Implementing TEAM: Observations http://www.team-tn.org/assets/educator-resources/Observations_QandA..pdf
Tennessee was helpful in providing NCTQ with the facts necessary for this analysis.