ASCD Forum: Take the Access and Equity Survey
In thinking about access and equity, teacher effectiveness is at the core. How do we know that students have equitable access if we are not sure what constitutes an effective educator?
Many organizations strive to address this issue through the development of standards that define an effective teacher or principal:
Council of Chief School State Officers (CCSSO) – Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue (PDF)
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) – The Five Core Propositions
- Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership – National Professional Standards for Teachers (PDF)
E-Lead – Standards for School Leadership Practice: What a Leader Needs to Know and Be Able to Do
New Leaders for New Schools – Principal Effectiveness Paper
- National Association for Elementary School Principals (NAESP): Leading Learning Communities: Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able to Do
Do these standards describe teacher and principal effectiveness?
These are only a handful of the organizations that have made an effort to define quality through a set of standards, and while there are similarities is common ground, they are far from identical. Can there be only one definition of effectiveness? Perhaps there are several: tell us what you think in the survey, and in the comments below!