At each stage of their careers, Missouri wants to develop more effective ways to evaluate its' teachers.
Wrap: Education department assistant commisioner Karla Elsinger testifed before the joint education committee that individual teachers make the biggest difference in Missouri's schools.
|Description: "So we know the impact that they can have. Programs don't save kids people do."|
But Elsinger said schools are not getting the information they need to best evaluate teacher performance. A department pilot program this year will look to find what evidence schools should be gathering to track teachers in a comprehensive manner.
Seventy schools are participating in the program thus far this year, and the results will be used to develop a permanent program beginning next school year.
From the state Capitol, I'm Nick Thompson
The Department of Education updated a legislative committee on efforts to better evaluate Missouri's teachers.
Wrap: A new state pilot program in effect this fall will reinforce the expectations of teachers at different stages in their careers.
It will identify the evidence schools need to be observing to track teacher performance.
Karla Elsinger,an assistant education commisioner in the office of educator quality says schools are not doing enough.
|Description: "The way in which that we currently evaluate, actually is not giving us the information we need to know what to do next. What can I do more to help our kids in the system."|