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Teacher Assessment and Evaluation: The NEA's Framework

The National Education Association’s Framework for Transforming Education Systems to Support Effective Teaching and Improve Student Learning

NEA recognizes the urgent need to transform the U.S. education system to support effective teaching and improve student learning. Based on its vision of great public schools for every child, NEA has identified the core purposes and values of a comprehensive teacher growth and development system to meet the demands of the 21st century.

NEA advocates the development of new systems of teaching and learning that align student and teacher assessment with the ultimate goal of improving both.

This white paper on teacher assessment and evaluation provides a framework designed to transform education from a reward and punish system to one that supports effective teaching and student learning. The framework describes guiding principles and lays out a process for developing a comprehensive and robust teacher evaluation system.

Read Teacher Assessment and Evaluation (December 2010) (PDF, 270 KB 12pp).