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Teacher Evaluation, Development, and Dismissal in California (Part 2)

May 2013
Policy Brief
By  Chris Frank, Michael Kent, Dennis Li
This policy brief is the second of a three-part series that examines teacher evaluation, development, and dismissal policies in California. In our first brief (Part 1 of 3), we described the extent of the "measurement gap" in California public school teacher evaluations. Our analysis of an original survey disseminated to administrators across the state found that principals reported on average 13 percent of teachers as underperforming but issued unsatisfactory ratings to only 3 percent of teachers, or just one-in-four underperforming teachers. This policy brief analyzes surveyed administrator responses on professional development and dismissal policies for California public school teachers.