Teacher Evaluation: WHY It Matters and HOW We Can Do Better
An in-depth look...
Of all the districts facing a teacher shortage, 34% say it’s because they have an issue with teacher turnover. You know what that means: you have to go searching for new talent each year.
In fact, every year, 16% of all teachers leave their school (and new teachers and EL teachers are twice as likely to leave!).  Half leave the teaching profession entirely, half go to another school.
That doesn’t just mean extra time-consuming work to advertise, screen candidates, conduct interviews, hire and onboard new teachers. This issue can hit your budget — hard.
Just how hard? We’ve put together a handy calculator to help you put a dollar figure on how much you could save if you increased teacher retention.
*Auto-filled figures are based on estimates from the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future
How much does teacher turnover cost your school system? This calculator gives you a quick snapshot. #teacherturnover #teachershortage
A 2012 study found that school and district leadership is one of the biggest factors in teacher retention: 68% of teachers said that supportive leadership is crucial to their decision to stay at a given school.
Other factors they said were important? Professional development that is relevant to personal and school goals, providing time for teachers to collaborate with each other, and evaluations based on multiple measures.
We’ve put together a page full of resources: articles, eBooks, podcasts, polls and quizzes, and case studies. They’re all designed to spark ideas and conversations among you and your staff as you invest in their continual growth.Get Resources for Continuous Improvement
 Sutcher, L., Darling-Hammond, L., & Carver-Thomas, D. (2016). A coming crisis in teaching? Teacher supply, demand, and shortages in the U.S.. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute