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Common Assignment Study and Teacher Effectiveness in Colorado
The Common Assignment Study (CAS) was designed to help teachers in participating districts and states align around the new college- and career-ready standards. This brief discusses the ways in which CAS unit and elements may be well-suited to contribute to teacher effectiveness determinations.
The connection between teachers and students is at the heart of learning. Our work focuses on ensuring that all teachers have the goals, skills and tools to form and strengthen that powerful bond with their students. The first step in doing that is asking teachers what works and what they need to strengthen the teacher-student bond—and then trusting and listening to what they tell us.
Two-thirds of American teachers feel that traditional evaluations don't accurately capture the full picture of what they do in the classroom. They want information that they can trust from measures that are fair and reliable.
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