teacher evaluations

The history, context and conflicts of teacher evaluations

They were supposed to be a golden ticket to strengthen education, attract teachers and boost morale. But more often, they are tedious checklists that have minimal impact on teacher pay. 

Administrators wish they had more flexibility

It’s currently a streamlined system that’s consistent statewide, but isn’t always the best or most appropriate measuring stick.

Performance makes almost no impact on pay

Evaluations and bonus initiatives intended to reward high-performing teachers ended up being overly-complicated, feeble, and/or short-lived

Spelling it Out: A tutorial on teacher evaluations

Teacher evaluations matter because they impact teacher raises and are tied to tax dollars. Here’s what you should know about them.

Think tank: Idaho avoids firing teachers because of performance

Idaho is one of 29 states that does not require effectiveness data to influence teacher dismissals, according to a new report.

Evaluations process shows improvement, State Board official says

In 2016-17, 56 percent of teacher evaluations fully complied with state guidelines, according to a State Board of Education review. The 2015-16 compliance rate was 51 percent.

Kerby reprimanded for violating state law and code of ethics

The lawmaker and former superintendent “willfully or deliberately” omitted teacher evaluation data, according to a state review panel.

UPDATE: State Board offers clarification of teacher evaluation rules

Board members approved the rule unanimously on Thursday, making it effective immediately.

Danielson framework creator expresses concerns over Idaho teacher evaluations

Charlotte Danielson said local principals and administrators tend to overinflated evaluation scores because of social pressure.

JFAC puts $1 million into teacher evaluations training

Gov. Butch Otter requested $2.5 million. But legislative budget-writers sided with Otter on a jurisdictional battle, parking the $1 million in the State Board of Education’s budget.