Winter Park, Fla. — April 8, 2014 — Forty-four states now require that classroom observations be incorporated into teacher evaluations, according to a 2013 report by the National Council on Teacher Quality. In 24 of these states, multiple annual observations are required as part of each evaluation for at least new, if not all, teachers. To help districts simplify the observation process, Performance Matters™ has added new enhancements to the FASTe Observer classroom observation tool.

Part of the FASTe (Formative Action System for Teacher Effectiveness) platform, a turnkey system for evaluating educator effectiveness, FASTe Observer allows school leaders to observe classrooms...

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