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Teacher Evaluation, Development, and Dismissal in California (Part 3)

Jun 2013
Policy Brief
By  Chris Frank, Michael Kent, Dennis Li
One of the primary goals of the education system is to promote student achievement. Given the impact teachers have on student outcomes, maintaining high-quality instructors should be a top priority for California school districts. Professional development and dismissal practices are intended to improve teacher quality but, as the results of our previous policy briefs demonstrated, a majority of principals view development programs as ineffective and the dismissal process as overly difficult.