NASSP releases statement on teacher evaluation
| Mar 10, 2011
In a position statement on the supervision and evaluation of K-12 teachers, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Board of Directors expressed its support for improved systems of teacher supervision and evaluation and provided recommendations to help schools ensure effective, fair, and meaningful teacher evaluations. The statement was approved during the 2011 NASSP Conference in San Francisco in late February.
To encourage fair and effective teacher evaluations, NASSP recommends that states and districts develop frameworks for teacher performance appraisal that are based on research-supported best practices and include multiple measures of performance, such as portfolios of student work. In addition, NASSP urges policymakers to provide comprehensive training to those who conduct evaluations and use evaluation results to determine the professional development opportunities they provide for teachers. To learn more and read the position statement, visit the NASSP website.