Teacher insights are critical to developing the tools and systems to implement education reforms that help students and teachers do their best work together. With our partners, we are working to support states to access teacher, principal, and district insights on what works best in the classroom. We expect this information to influence decision makers on how best to invest time, money, and staff to ensure teachers receive the top resources available to support practice.
For the next five years, as schools are implementing reforms across the country, partner states will be administering annual feedback surveys of teachers, principals, and school district administrators to elevate, in real-time, the most effective teaching tools and professional development supports. The data, which will be aggregated at a state-level, will allow states to create reports and visual representations of teacher feedback and to learn from other implementation efforts in their own state and across the country.
The first surveys went into the field in April 2015 and preliminary findings will fuel in-person collaboration as state representatives gather to discuss best practices and share learnings.