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THE ACCIDENTALREVOLUTION:TEACHERACCOUNTABILITY, VALUE-ADDED, AND THERESTRUCTURING OF THEAMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEMChristopher ...
The Revolution   The use of student test scores and observation    to evaluate individual educators     Race to The Top ...
Achievement versusGrowth Measures   Academic Achievement     Thelevel of performance measured at a single     point in t...
Accidental?   The idea of shifting accountability to the    individual educator level is obviously no    accident   But ...
Focus on the Individual   Jumping from School to Teacher Accountability     Now   it matters who is taught by whom     ...
Case #1: Maricopa EducationalService Agency (Arizona)   6 of 58 districts participating in TIF   Collaboration with ADE ...
Broken Silos - New Roles andPlayers   Data and communication strategy must be    integrated   New reasons for the direct...
What’s on the horizon?   Expanding assessments for growth measures    versus increasing focus on SLOs and individual    s...
Questions?
Case #2: Network for Excellence inTeaching (NExT)   Archibald Bush Foundation supporting 10 year    project to improve te...
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2012 carnegie foundation the accidental revolution-teacher accountability value-added and the restructuring of the american school system

  1. 1. THE ACCIDENTALREVOLUTION:TEACHERACCOUNTABILITY, VALUE-ADDED, AND THERESTRUCTURING OF THEAMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEMChristopher A. ThornUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. 2. The Revolution The use of student test scores and observation to evaluate individual educators  Race to The Top  School Improvement Grants  Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF)  Measures of Effective Teaching (MET)  Networks for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) Waivers and RTT legislation have had reach far beyond grant winners
  3. 3. Achievement versusGrowth Measures Academic Achievement  Thelevel of performance measured at a single point in time Academic Growth (or Value Added) A statistical technique used to measure the contribution of a particular school or classroom  Growth of a school or classroom is compared to the average growth of the group being assessed
  4. 4. Accidental? The idea of shifting accountability to the individual educator level is obviously no accident But we argue the secondary effects have been accidental  Breaking down silos and changing the nature of interaction and coordination within districts and between districts and state agencies  Creating entirely new (or expanding existing) organizations, both non-profit and for-profit  Shifting balance of power within states
  5. 5. Focus on the Individual Jumping from School to Teacher Accountability  Now it matters who is taught by whom  Hiring, placement, and mentoring matter  Coaching and embedded PD need to work  Principals must be able to evaluate practice  Leadership roles need to be distributed  District leaders (maybe) less relevant The whole system is exposed to scrutiny  Demand for quality data skyrockets
  6. 6. Case #1: Maricopa EducationalService Agency (Arizona) 6 of 58 districts participating in TIF Collaboration with ADE on course catalog and verification and with ASU on visualization of state data Partnership with Student Information System (SIS) and Assessment vendors Collaboration across districts to design, test, and implement observational measures Collaboration with other districts and contract with research partner to develop assessments in science and the arts
  7. 7. Broken Silos - New Roles andPlayers Data and communication strategy must be integrated New reasons for the directors of departments to talk to each other Multiple measurement strategies have changed who is/role of designer and who provides assessments New leadership roles for teachers Teacher pipeline included in accountability system New solution providers enter the market
  8. 8. What’s on the horizon? Expanding assessments for growth measures versus increasing focus on SLOs and individual services Role of states supporting management infrastructure – to enable broad analytical platform Is the genie still out of the bottle when the money dries up? Emerging role for unions – where does the expertise for local improvement come from Will role of district decline as state accountability systems becomes the norm?
  9. 9. Questions?
  10. 10. Case #2: Network for Excellence inTeaching (NExT) Archibald Bush Foundation supporting 10 year project to improve teacher quality 14 Teacher Prep institutions sign up to provide VA and Practice guarantee for their graduates Improve recruitment, program/practicum, hiring, and mentoring/induction All 14 have increased practicum components and created common data

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