Jamie Woodson, president and CEO of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), issued the following statement today on the release of the Tennessee Department of Education’s teacher evaluation report:
"The teacher evaluation system that Tennessee is implementing is already improving the quality of teaching in the classroom and is supporting inspired, high-quality instruction in many school districts. As with any new important policy, adjustments will continue to be made to ensure that the evaluation system is truly identifying and fostering great teaching, with the ultimate goal of improved student achievement.
We applaud the Tennessee Department of Education for listening and gathering feedback through numerous channels, and for making important and thoughtful recommendations moving forward.
"The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) collaboratively supports Tennessee’s work to prepare students for college and the workforce. We are an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan advocacy and research institution, founded by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist."