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Teacher evaluation and compensation: Where are we headed?

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In a rare convergence of opinion, everyone agrees that today’s checklist approach to teacher evaluation is not working—for students, teachers, or administrators. Reform advocates pushed for changes to both in the 1980s, but they came to naught. Will the results be different this time around? Will meaningful teacher evaluation and compensation be adopted in Chicago, in Illinois, and across the nation? What can we learn from the various “pilots” of the past decade in Chicago and elsewhere? Are we trying to solve too many problems with one tool? Will we “get it right?”

Audrey Soglin, executive director, Illinois Education Association and member of the Illinois Performance Evaluation Advisory Council, will provide an update on the Council’s work to develop new teacher evaluation rules and a model evaluation plan for districts.

Alicia Winckler
, chief human capital officer, Chicago Public Schools, will speak to where CPS is moving with teacher evaluation and compensation and why.

Andrew Broy, president, Illinois Network of Charter Schools, will talk about compelling efforts
he has seen and how charter innovations can contribute to the debate.

Registration: 11:30 am
Lunch and program: Noon—1:30 pm
Price: $35 per luncheon
Registration: Fill out downloadable form online, fax registration sheet to 312.641.5454, or call 312.641.5570, ext. 241.

Business attire is requested by the Union League Club. (No jeans, please.)

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