What We Think Matters Most in Evaluating Teachers May Not Be So Important: Surprising Lessons from Redesigning an Educator Evaluation System

Michael Hansen and Tiffany Chu

Evaluation systems appear to be one of the most rapidly changing policy issues affecting teachers in recent years.

This paper provides a brief synopsis of the process of dissecting the evaluation system. The lessons that emerged from this exercise should be of particular interest to states and districts engaged in designing or modifying their own educator evaluation systems.