TVAL NewsConf 1-25-163“The goal of teacher evaluation is to strengthen educator support and practice and to improve student learning,” CEA President Sheila Cohen told reporters at a news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford today. “With 43,000 educator-members across the state, we’ve had enormous opportunity to assess the new evaluation system against that goal. After extensively polling and surveying our members, we have concluded that our state’s current teacher evaluation guidelines are actually detrimental to student learning.”

Saying that the current teacher evaluation guidelines result in too much bureaucracy for teachers and administrators and lost student learning time, CEA leaders today called for changes to improve and simplify evaluation and professional development.

CEA’s new proposed evaluation guidelines:

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