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Oct 8, 2012

TeachOregon: Comments from Dr. Hilda Rosselli

"In order to transform Oregon’s system into the world class leader in education necessary to reach the 40-40-20 Goal, the state must prioritize the recruitment, advancement and support of a diverse corps of professional educators.”

  • Teacher Preparation
Oct 4, 2012

Oregon's state report card - what's in a grade?

Parents need more than attendance and cut scores to decide whether their child’s school is doing its best to help prepare the students to be college or career ready; in the re-work of Oregon’s Report Card, we need to make this information available to them in a useful and relevant way.

  • Policy
Oct 3, 2012

Part 1: Best practices in evaluation design

Highly effective teachers are especially important for struggling students: Multiple studies have found that a series of strong teachers can help previously low-achieving students soar academically, while a series of weak ones can lead such students to stagnate. Informed by this research, many states, including Oregon, have begun to create more rigorous systems for measuring teachers’ effectiveness.

  • Evaluation
Sep 24, 2012

The importance of reducing chronic absenteeism

In February, Oregon became one of the first states to take a thorough look at its school attendance data, and the results surprised many of us. Nearly a quarter of students missed 10 percent or more of school year, a level of absenteeism that put them at risk academically.

  • Student Success
Sep 18, 2012

South Lane School District pursues TIF 4

South Lane School District’s decision to pursue a Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant from the U.S. Department of Education was really a “no brainer.” The district has anchored their key improvement efforts around the CLASS Project and the four blueprint areas.

  • Compensation

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