Using Teacher Evaluation to Change Teaching

Event details
May 15th, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

This web seminar will examine concerns related to the use of teacher evaluations, with emphasis on how evaluations can improve teaching. Participants will become familiar with the research, including the Understanding Teaching Quality study. They will also learn how various measures might be used to improve teaching.

The featured presenter for this web seminar from the Regional Education Laboratory Mid-Atlantic will be Courtney Bell, Ph.D., a Senior Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service and a former teacher. Dr. Bell will explore some of the practical and research issues involved in using teacher evaluation instruments, and will draw data and lessons from four large studies of teacher evaluation instruments, and her recent research about classroom observations as a mode of teacher evaluation.

What are the goals of this web seminar?

  • To learn how teacher evaluation can improve teaching
  • To examine how schools can implement teacher evaluation in valid ways
  • To review the research on using measures of teaching to support teacher improvement

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This web seminar is part of a series from the Regional Education Laboratory Mid-Atlantic. For information about other web seminars, visit