State Requirements for Teacher Evaluation Policies Promoted by Race to the Top
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
This brief describes the extent to which states required teacher evaluation policies aligned with the RTT initiative as of spring 2012. Although teacher evaluation policies appear to be rapidly evolving, documenting policy requirements in the early years of RTT implementation can help inform policymakers about the pace of policy innovation nationally. This brief examines the presence of state-level requirements for certain practices but not the actual district- or school-level implementation of such practices.