Teacher Evaluation Models in Practice

Spurred on by new federal and state policy, creating effective teacher evaluation systems is a top priority for education reformers across the country. However, details about the rigor of various approaches to teacher evaluation are not currently available in the research. This new TQ Center online resource responds to the need for detailed information about the design, implementation, and delivery of teacher evaluation models in practice in districts and states.

Key Components

In collaboration with national experts in measurement and instruction, the TQ Center developed a design framework based on eight key components critical to the development, implementation and sustenance of a comprehensive approach to teacher evaluation. The design framework was applied to the review of state and district evaluation systems in practice and further serves to organize this resource.

Eight Key Components of Teacher Evaluation Models

  1. Evaluation System Goals
  2. Communicator & Stakeholder Involvement
  3. Evaluation Format
  4. Strength of Measures
  5. Evaluator Selection & Training
  6. Alignment with Professional Development & Standards
  7. Data Infrastructure & Transparency
  8. System Evaluation

Tools & Resources

In addition to the teacher evaluation models described here, the TQ Center collected tools, rubrics, and other resources used by these districts and states to implement their teacher evaluation systems.


This database will be updated as additional districts/states are recruited.  If your district or state is interested in participating in a formal review, please contact us at tqsource@learningpt.org.