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NCTQ report: Teacher evaluations improve quality

October 11, 2018


States and districts are using a variety of measures to fill shortages, and recent data suggests schools typically hire teachers because they are trying to replace someone who has left the profession, not someone who retired after a full career. But this report tells a somewhat different story — the four districts profiled are seeing improved teacher retention and are retaining more highly effective teachers, while less effective educators are those leaving. The Denver Public Schools, for example, reports retaining 91% of its most successful teachers, but only 20% of those receiving the lowest ratings.

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