This webinar, held on Nov. 3, 2014, explores the effective implementation of new state educator evaluation systems, with a focus on research findings, state perspectives, and lessons learned.

Education researchers, state-level policy leaders, state education agency staff, school district leaders

Jackie Burniske
Dissemination Director
REL Southwest, SEDL

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Presentation 1
Dr. Dan Goldhaber

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Presentation 2
Bellwether Ed. Partners

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Presentation 3
Ohio Dept. of Education

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Learn from the latest research and the experiences of other states as leading experts explore strategies for effectively implementing new educator evaluation systems. Participants will gain insight into the issues state education leaders and policymakers should consider as they design, implement, and evaluate their new systems.

Key Topics:

  • Recent research findings related to new teacher and principal evaluation systems
  • Key findings from state evaluation reports, results from state-level educator evaluation systems, and lessons learned
  • State education agency perspective from the Ohio Department of Education on the design and implementation of its new educator evaluation systems


  • Gain familiarity with recent research on educator evaluation systems
  • Understand the outcomes and key lessons learned from other states' implementation of educator evaluation systems


  • Dan Goldhaber, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Director, Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR), University of Washington Bothell
  • Chad Aldeman
    Associate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners
  • Carolyn Chuong
    Analyst, Bellwether Education Partners
  • Carolyn Everidge-Frey
    Director, Office of Educator Effectiveness, Ohio Department of Education
  • Matthew J. Lutz, Ed.D.
    Director, Office of Educator Equity and Talent, Ohio Department of Education

Related Resources

The following peer-reviewed articles and publications provide the basis for the presentations.

  • Aldeman, C., & Chuong, C. (2014). Teacher evaluations in an era of rapid change: From unsatisfactory to needs improvement. Bellwether Education Partners.
  • Chetty, R., Friedman, J. N., & Rockoff, J. E. (2014). Measuring the impacts of teachers I: Evaluating bias in teacher value-added estimates. American Economic Review, 104 (9), 2593–2632.
  • Goldhaber, D. (2002). The mystery of good teaching. Education Next, 2 (1), 50–55.
  • Goldhaber, D. (2007). Everyone’s doing it, but what does teacher testing tell us about teacher effectiveness? Journal of Human Resources, 42 (4), 765–794.
  • Goldhaber, D., & Loeb, S. (2013). What do we know about the tradeoffs associated with teacher misclassifications in high stakes personnel decisions? Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.