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Tag: teacher evaluation

A Better OTES Rubric

The OTES rubric is a fairly complicated document that runs several pages in length. As I see it, there are some major challenges to understanding its demands/expectations. it's written in a way that includes a fair amount of independent clauses the differences between levels are often incremental and depend on a single word many of […]

Ohio Teacher Evaluation System : Dishonest, Unrealistic, and Not Fully Supported by Academic Research

I've spent the past three days at an OTES (Ohio Teacher Evaluation System) training. This system is being phased in over the next two years, and will serve as the vehicle by which all teachers in Ohio are evaluated. The workshop culminates with a post-assessment, taken some time after the classes end, resulting in licensure […]