Tulsa's teacher evaluation system picked by most Oklahoma schools over two other renowned national models
BY MEGAN ROLLAND NewsOK.com
Monday, April 23, 2012
4/23/12 at 5:47 AM
More than 400 school districts throughout the state selected a teacher evaluation system that was developed by Tulsa Public Schools over two other renowned national models.
"What makes it so popular is that this was developed by Oklahomans for an Oklahoma school and then tested in Tulsa," said Keith Ballard, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools. "It was more than an evaluation instrument. It was a movement in Tulsa. It was a movement to say 'OK, we are going to ensure we have an effective teacher in every classroom.' "
Each of the roughly 520 school districts in Oklahoma had until last week to select one of three approved systems to evaluate every teacher's performance in the classroom.
By Thursday 419 had selected the Tulsa model, 42 had selected Marzano's Teacher Evaluation Model and one school district had selected Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching.
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