Supporting Principals Using Teacher Effectiveness Evaluation Data


  • May 25, 2016
  • Phoenix, AZ

    Salt Lake City, UT

Supporting Principals Using Teacher Effectiveness Evaluation Data


"Teacher effectiveness data (should be used) to ensure our teachers are growing in their professional practice. It is about building their capacity, not just evaluation." - Arizona workshop participant

In Spring 2016, REL West conducted two daylong workshops in Arizona and Utah to train school and district leaders to support principals to strategically use teacher effectiveness data to shape teacher development efforts and make key workforce decisions. District teams worked together on analyzing and interpreting teacher evaluation data, using simulated and real data sets.


  • Learned how teacher effectiveness data can be used to inform strategic workforce and professional learning decisions at the school level.
  • Analyzed the strengths, limitations, and uses of different data sources.
  • Strategized how to address barriers to using teacher effectiveness data.
  • Practiced making decisions regarding staffing, teacher leadership, and proessional development.

These workshops were adapted from the "Supporting Principals in Using Teacher Effectives Data" from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at AIR.

Materials from these workshops, including the mock data sets, will be available soon. A video-based version of the workshop will also be available in Fall 2016.

"Key to this is training to have the right conversation at the right time with the right data." - Utah workshop participant