Winter Park, Fla. — March 25, 2013 — With the Excellent Educators for New Jersey (EE4NJ) framework, the state of New Jersey is working to improve teacher quality and student outcomes using a new system for educator evaluations. The evaluation system, which must be implemented in all districts in 2013-14, is composed of equal parts teacher practice and direct measures of student achievement. To prepare for the oncoming avalanche of data from multiple measures in these areas — including classroom observation tools, state assessments, student growth objectives, and student and school-wide performance measures, among others — forward-thinking districts are discarding...

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Leslie Eicher