CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education

Download PDF

Research Report

The State of Teacher Evaluation Reform

As highlighted in recent news reports, many states are struggling to implement their new teacher-evaluation systems and most of the Race to the Top winners have asked to extend their timetables for completing this work.  This paper, written by CPRE’s Patrick McGuinn for the Center for American Progress, offers an assessment of how early adopter states’ departments of education have understaken the preparation and implementation of new evaluation systems.  It also identifies challenges and lessons that can be used to guide future reform efforts in this area.

This report was published by the Center for American Progress and first appeared on their website at


Patrick McGuinn

Publication Date

November 2012