K-12 Education

Are Checklists the Future of Teacher Evaluation?

February 5, 2013

Yesterday PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan did a story on Acheivement First, a charter school network serving low-income and minority students in the Northeast that the Aspen Institute Education and Society Program and Rachel Curtis reported on in 2011.

Achievement First uses checklists to evaluate teachers in order to keep the best performers in the classroom and avoid burnout. You can view the Institute’s report on Achievement First here and watch the NewsHour interview with Rachel Curtis below:

Watch A Checklist to Keep Good Teachers in the Classroom on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.