Performance Matters Releases Final Episode of Series Examining Educator Viewpoints on Personalized Professional Learning

The six-episode series concludes with a free online report featuring the top lessons learned on the path toward more relevant, engaging, aligned professional learning Sandy, Utah — Dec. 2, 2016 — This year, Performance Matters launched an in-depth conversation about the current state of professional learning in K-12 education, based on a survey of more … Read More

8 Ways to Build an Evaluation System That Supports Professional Growth

By Shelly Landgraf – October 31, 2016 (originally published in ASCD) Evaluating educator effectiveness is crucial to improving the quality of education for students — and educators, too. In 2011, when Colorado established new educator evaluation requirements, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) decided to completely revamp its system for teacher and principal evaluations. However, we didn’t do it … Read More

How a Maryland District Redefined School Improvement

Phil Snyder and Renee Villareal – October 2016 (originally published in American School Board Journal) In Harford County Public Schools, we hold each of our 54 schools accountable for meeting the goals set forth in their School Improvement Plans. Accountability, however, is only one factor in the formula for school improvement. Support is essential, too. The … Read More

Performance Matters Reveals Teacher and Leader Perspectives on Time and Access to Personalized Professional Development Options in a Free Report and Social Media Discussion

Episode 5 of the six-episode series, Educator Viewpoints on Personalized Professional Learning, explores the experience of professional learning and the time devoted to it Sandy, Utah — Nov. 2, 2016 — According to a nationwide survey of more than 500 principals and teachers, lack of time is a persistent challenge in personalizing professional learning. In … Read More

School Districts Across Ohio Select the Performance Matters Platform to Empower Teachers to Make Instructional Decisions Based on Real-Time Data

The platform’s effectiveness in visionary Ohio districts such as Hilliard City Schools leads to adoptions across the state Sandy, Utah — Oct. 19, 2016 — Helping students achieve state education standards can be a challenging process, but it is even more so when a state mandates the use of new high-stakes tests. Such is the … Read More

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