For Teachers

Validity Study of Principals' Observation-Based Ratings for Teacher Evaluation

REL West examined the validity of teacher evaluation scores that are derived from an observation tool adapted from Danielson's Framework for Teaching.

Making decisions based on teacher evaluation data: A look at five Arizona districts

A new REL West report examines how evaluation data shape professional development and teacher leadership and assignment in five Arizona districts.

Did You Know?

Public school students in 28 states scored higher than their peers in the nation; students in 15 states and the District of Columbia scored lower than their peers nationally. The interactive map provides details. (Read more)

In Science, no state scored lower in 2011 than in 2009. The interactive map provides details! (Read more)

Data Snapshot

Our nation's schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence. This short video shows our latest data on safety in schools.
Our nation's schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence. This short video shows our latest data on safety in schools.

 

2009 graduates earned an average of 3 credits more over the course of their high school education than 1990 graduates. This translates to about 420 additional hours of instruction during their high school careers.
2009 graduates earned an average of 3 credits more over the course of their high school education than 1990 graduates. This translates to about 420 additional hours of instruction during their high school careers.