Teacher Evaluation and High-stakes Testing

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Published on January 7, 2014

Author: SchoolImprovementNetwork

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In January 2012, School Improvement Network surveyed educators nationwide about the rising pressure of teacher evaluations and high-stakes student testing. More than 4,000 educators responded and overwhelmingly agreed that teacher evaluations help them grow as professionals (91%), but including high-stakes student test scores in evaluations is unfair (85%). 60% of educators also supported using evaluations as criteria for firing or tenure decisions.

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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETW ORK January 2012 EVALUATION AND HIGH-STAKES TESTING SURVEY

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK Methodology & Demographics • • Survey was sent to educators in January 2012 4,403 educators responded – 77% of responders were teachers, 12% were administrators Professional Position Administrator Teacher Other 12% 77% 13% January 2012

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 Key Findings • 91% of educators believe teacher evaluations help them grow as professionals. • 85% of educators think it is unfair to use high-stakes student test scores in teacher evaluations. • 55% of educators believe high-stakes test scores are an accurate measure of teacher effectiveness. • 60% of all educators support using teacher evaluations as criteria for firing or tenure decisions.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETW ORK SURVEY RESULTS

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETW ORK TEACHER EVALUATION IMPACT

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 91% of educators believe teacher evaluations help them grow as professionals. 63% of these educators also support using evaluations as criteria for tenure or firing decisions. "Do you feel that teacher evaluations can help you grow as a teacher?" 100% 91% Educators who believe evaluations help them grow professionally: Do you support using evaluations as criteria for tenure or firing decisions? (n: 3997) 100% 63% 37% 9% 0% No 0% No Yes Yes

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 In represented schools around the country, only 61% of educators have evaluations that affect whether a teacher is fired or receives tenure. "Do the teacher evaluations at your school affect whether or not a teacher is fired or gets tenure?" 100% 61% 39% 0% No Yes

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETW ORK PERCEPTIONS OF TEACHER EVALUATIONS

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 While only 22% of overall responders believe teacher evaluations that include high-stakes student test scores are an accurate measure of teacher effectiveness, 51% of administrators believe they are an accurate measure. "Can teacher evaluations that include high stakes student test scores be an accurate measure of teacher effectiveness?" 100% 83% 78% 51% 49% Overall Administrators 22% 17% 0% No Yes Teachers

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 12% of teachers support using high-stakes student test scores in evaluations for firing or tenure decisions, compared to 31% of administrators. "Is it fair to use teacher evaluations that include high-stakes student test scores as criteria for firing teachers or giving tenure?" 100% 88% 85% 69% Overall Administrators 31% 15% 12% 0% No Teachers Yes

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 55% of educators have teacher evaluations that include high-stakes student test scores as a measure of teacher effectiveness. "Do the teacher evaluations at your school include highstakes student test scores as a measure of teacher effectiveness?" 100% 55% 45% 0% No Yes

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 In schools that included high-stakes student testing in evaluations, evaluations were more likely to be used in tenure or firing decisions than in schools that did not include high-stakes testing in evaluations. Correlations between the inclusion of high-stakes testing in evaluations and whether or not evaluations impact tenure or firing decisions. 100% 69% 48% 52% 31% 0% High-Stakes Tests Included in High-Stakes Tests Not Inlcuded Evaluations in Evaluations Evaluations Affect Tenure or Firing Decisions Evaluations Do Not Affect Tenure or Firing Decisions

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK Among educators who support high-stakes test scores as an accurate measure of teacher effectiveness, 54% believe the scores should be used as criteria for tenure or firing decisions. Educators who believe high stakes test scores accurately measure teacher effectiveness: Do you believe the scores should be used for tenure or firing decisions? (n: 949) 100% 46% 54% 0% No Yes January 2012

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 Educators at schools that include evaluations in firing and tenure decisions and educators at schools that do not include evaluations in firing and tenure decisions both support using evaluations as part of these decisions. "Are you in support of using teacher evaluations as criteria for firing or granting tenure?" 100% Educators Who Support 65% 52% 48% Educators Who Do Not Support 35% 0% Schools in which Evaluations Effect Tenure or Schools in which Evaluations Do Not Effect Firing Decisions Tenure or Firing Decisions

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012 Of educators who support using teacher evaluations as criteria for firing or granting tenure, 23% believe high-stakes testing should be factored in. Educators supporting evaluations used for firing or granting tenure: Do you believe high-stakes testing should be factored into evaluations? (n: 2593) 100% 77% 23% 0% No Yes

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK 36% of educators believe being granted tenure damages the quality of teaching. “Does tenure damage the quality of teaching?” 100% 64% 36% 0% No Yes January 2012

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK January 2012

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