Teacher Evaluation Systems: Lessons from New Implementations in New Hampshire and Pittsburgh REL

Wednesday, June 03, 2015
9:00 am PST / 11:00 am EST

12:00–1:30pm EDT. Join the broadening national discussion among policymakers, educators, and researchers on educator evaluation systems. The focus of this webinar is two new studies supported by the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance at REL Northeast & Islands and the Teacher Evaluation Research Alliance at REL Mid-Atlantic. The first is a study of a new pilot teacher evaluation system implemented in eight New Hampshire districts. The second examines three evaluation measures (professional practice, student surveys, and value-added) in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Representatives from the New Hampshire DOE and Pittsburgh Schools will comment on the findings, followed by a discussion of the role of research in informing practice in educator evaluation. What are new avenues for future research?



  • Karen Soule, Educator Effectiveness Lead, NH Department of Education
  • Ashley Varrato, Coordinator of Teacher Growth and Evaluation, Pittsburgh Public Schools


  • Susan Mundry, PhD, Facilitator, Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance
  • Karen Shakman, PhD, Researcher, Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance

Who Should Attend?

Members of NEERA and TERA; educator evaluation leads and other stakeholders at state departments of education and local education agencies; school-based practitioners including principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, teacher association representatives, and curriculum directors; educational researchers and technical assistance providers who focus on educator effectiveness; state- and local-level policymakers including representatives of boards of education.