Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center

Printed from:







Adding Eyes: The Rise, Rewards, and Risks of Multi-Rater Teacher Observation Systems

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching released a report looking at the design, implementation, and challenges of multi-rater systems in 16 districts.

State and local policymakers are starting to replace the often cursory teacher observations of the past with more comprehensive and meaningful practices. But as these new systems roll out, there is mounting evidence that principals alone can’t manage the burdens they impose. In response, a number of districts are using multiple raters to observe and judge teacher performance.

December 2014