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$5M study looks at TN teacher evaluation data and collaboration

Oct. 7, 2015—Understanding how state school systems can best use teacher evaluation data to drive instructional improvement is the focus of a new Vanderbilt study.

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TIP SHEET: Vanderbilt experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 6, 2015—Topics range from pre-K to post-secondary education.

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‘SAM’ helps principals spend more time leading, less time putting out fires

Jul. 17, 2015—The School Administrative Manager process gives principals more time to provide instructional leadership, according to a report co-authored by Peabody College professor Ellen Goldring.

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Vanderbilt Peabody researchers featured at AERA April 16-20

Apr. 8, 2015—Peabody faculty and graduate students will present on the topics of value-added, teacher effectiveness, minorities in STEM, connected learning, disabilities and more.

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Move over ‘value added’: Teacher observation data more useful in human capital decisions

Mar. 12, 2015—Student test scores are less central to principals’ human capital decision-making than teacher observation data.

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New tools will help principals harness data for hiring and other decisions

Dec. 22, 2014—New tools and resources will help principals maximize the powerful teacher effectiveness data available to them.

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Principals have lots of teacher effectiveness data, but don’t use them

Sep. 10, 2014—New website outlines ways principals can maximize data for talent management decisions.

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Media Advisory: Education experts available for back-to-school stories

Jul. 29, 2014—Education experts from Vanderbilt Peabody College are available to comment on a wide variety of education topics.

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Is ‘No Child Left Behind’ getting a bad rap?

Jun. 10, 2014—A new Vanderbilt study is dispelling the notion that the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has eroded teacher job satisfaction and undermined job retention.

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Should principal evaluations be based on student test scores?

Apr. 28, 2014—Evaluating school principals based on student achievement date yields inaccurate and unfair results according to new study.

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Vanderbilt education faculty’s research featured at AERA April 3-7

Mar. 26, 2014—The latest research on key education issues will be presented by faculty from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia April 3-7.

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Involuntary teacher transfers put better teachers with neediest students

Nov. 6, 2013—Allowing principals to involuntarily transfer teachers within a district resulted in more productive teachers replacing lower performing teachers in mostly disadvantaged schools.

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