K-12 Education

Building It Together: The Design and Implementation of Hillsborough County Public Schools’ Teacher Evaluation System

April 5, 2012  • Rachel Curtis

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Hillsborough County Public Schools has launched a teacher evaluation system that has attracted attention from educators and policy makers across the country. Centralized, collaborative, communications-driven and adaptable are key characteristics of Hillsborough’s approach. The system consists of two main components: observation of instruction and teachers’ value-added scores, based on student test results.