The Intensive Partnership initiative is based on the premise that efforts to improve instruction can benefit from high-quality measures of teaching effectiveness. The present report summarizes the implementation of the initiative from 2010 through 2014, and it should be of interest to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners who want to understand the potential benefits and challenges of adopting new teacher-evaluation systems and related reforms.
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26 Feb 2016
In 2012–13, Newark Public Schools ratified a new teacher contract, the main goal of which is to implement a high-quality measure of teaching effectiveness and use it to support and manage teachers in ways that improve student outcomes. An evaluation of the contract and associated initiatives found that teachers and leaders were supportive of the overhauled evaluation system, but that there was mixed support for the new compensation structure.