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Center on Great Teachers and Leaders; Considerations on Evaluation, Accountability and Preparation Programs
This video introduces current trends and considerations for creating teacher and leader evaluations that respond to the roles of educators of students with disabilities and the preparations of these educators, from the perspective of a large technical assistance center that works primarily with educational resource centers, state education agencies and teacher preparation programs. Considerations to design aligned systems from preservice to service settings that measure instructional practices and student growth are defined are also discussed.
Dr. Lynn Holdheide is a senior technical assistance consultant for the American Institutes for Research, where she serves as the Deputy Director for the Center on Great Teacher and Leaders and project manager to the Collaborating for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR). She has also spearheaded efforts to addressing pressing challenges in evaluating teachers of students with special needs as they relate to the U.S. Department of Education’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver applications in 2012. Her work focuses on the the needs of teachers of students with disabilities and the challenges that SEAs face in education reform.