NCPI Website Features Experts on Educator Effectiveness

Evaluating and Rewarding Educator Effectiveness: Navigating the Evolving Landscape, brought together the nation’s leading experts on topics critical to issues of educator effectiveness. Now, NCPI offers video footage from last fall’s conference, covering topics related to models for and challenges of evaluating educators, key lessons from research and practice, along with presentations from keynote speakers.

Keynote speakers include James Mahoney, executive director of Battelle for Kids (BFK), and Tennessee’s former commissioner of education Timothy Webb. Experts featured include representatives from the nation’s leading research institutes, policy centers, and technical assistance providers, as well as those from state education agencies, and from both large, urban and small public school districts.

Several examples of presentations featured in these videos include:

  • “Models for Evaluating Educator Effectiveness”, a panel chaired by Sabrina Laine of the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality with presenters from District of Columbia Public Schools, the Educational Testing Service, Class Measures, and BFK.
  • “Challenges for Measuring Educator Effectiveness”, a panel chaired by David Sigler of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform with presenters from PhocuseD on Learning, Memphis City Schools, BFK, and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.
  • “Innovations and Lessons from the Field”, a panel chaired by Brad Jupp of the United States Department of Education with presenters from Gallup, Fort Worth and Austin Independent School Districts in Texas, and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.

Complete footage of NCPI director Matt Springer and research affiliates Dale Ballou and Dan McCaffrey’s presentation on findings from the POINT experiment is also featured.

All videos from NCPI’s 2010 conference can be viewed on NCPI’s website under the “Lecture Series” or simply by clicking here. To learn more about NCPI’s 2010 conference, click here.

In addition to NCPI’s enhanced online lecture series, the center continues to find ways to disseminate up-to-date and accurate information about the state of incentive pay research and practice across the nation. Recently, the center updated its state-by-state map which provides comprehensive information on incentive programs at a national, state, and local level. Users visiting this interactive online tool can click on individual states to read about their various incentive pay programs or learn about incentive pay initiatives on a national scale. All information can also be downloaded in pdf format. Click here to visit the state-by-state map on NCPI’s website.