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Pittsburgh’s New Teacher Improvement System

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Helping Teachers Help Students to Learn

We know of all the things that schools provide, great teaching can have the greatest impact on student learning and achievement. We have taken an in-depth look at the system of teacher evaluation here in Pittsburgh.  The report below provides recommendations for how it can be improved and how Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers can better use this information to help teachers help students.

Read the Executive Summary (download PDF)

Read the Parent Toolkit (download PDF)

Read the full report: Pittsburgh’s New Teacher Improvement System: Helping Teachers Help Students to Learn (download PDF)

News coverage

New Pittsburgh teacher ratings tougher than ones now Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

Pittsburgh Public Schools Take A Different Approach to Teacher Evaluations WESA.fm

New teacher evaluation process set to begin in Pittsburgh Public Schools Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Teacher feedback helps kids succeed in schools PopCity

Additional Resources

Watch a webinar where Amy Scott, A+ Schools Director of Research and Data Analysis reviews the main points of our brief.