Supporting Michigan’s Teachers: Smart Implementation of High Standards, Training, and Educator Evaluation
Michigan students continue to fall behind their peers in other states in learning. According to 2013 national assessment data, an appalling 69 percent of Michigan fourth-graders cannot read on grade level – an indicator of future academic success. Neither our students nor our state’s economic future can afford to wait to turnaround our state’s educational system.
In this report, the Education Trust-Midwest provides a common sense roadmap for the state to put its schools, educators and students on a path to higher learning.
“Supporting Michigan’s Teachers: Smart Implementation of High Standards, Training, and Educator Evaluation,” lays out how two transformative strategies can dramatically build teachers’ capacity to raise learning levels in the Great Lakes State: the Common Core State Standards and a new statewide educator support and evaluation system.