Phase II of the New Hampshire Task Force on Effective Teaching is underway to develop a state model for teacher performance evaluation that will include a component to measure student outcomes.
Phase II work will include:
- Review the recommendations developed by the Phase I task force;
- Respond to the issues and questions identified by the Phase I task force;
- Examine comprehensive teacher effectiveness models from other states that are examples of the New Hampshire recommendations “in practice;”
- Create a framework for a comprehensive teacher effectiveness system;
- Develop a three-year implementation plan including an initial pilot phase;
- Identify guidelines for preparing those who will evaluate teachers within this system;
- Establish criteria for selecting the New Hampshire school districts that will participate in the pilot process; and
- Identify a communication and outreach strategy to develop public awareness about New Hampshire’s effort in this area.
Phase I Task Force
Established in 2010 to build a foundation for the development of a system to support effective teaching in New Hampshire, the NH Task Force on Effective Teaching was comprised of sixty representatives from a wide range of stakeholder groups. This report contains details from this effort, which represent Phase I of the New Hampshire Department of Education’s initiative to create systems that lead to teaching effectiveness across the state.
- Provide a common definition of effective teaching for all schools.
- Identify different teaching frameworks that are research-based and are critical components to a fair and equitable teaching evaluation process.
- Develop a system of preparation, professional development, and continuous advancement of teachers to impact student learning.
- Develop a set of recommendations that will lead to a statewide system of teacher effectiveness.
- Planning and Context Setting: October/November 2010
- Bridging Research and Practice: December 2010 - February 2011
- Action Plan: March - May 2011
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