When Teachers Grade Each Other

When Teachers Grade Each Other

We explore the value of "peer assistance and review" systems where teachers gauge the performance of newcomers and low-performing veterans.

Sometimes the toughest grades teachers have to give are for each other. Montgomery County is among the jurisdictions where teachers participate in "peer assistance and review" - a system that allows senior teachers to evaluate newcomers and under-performing veterans. We explore how it works and where it fits in evaluating teacher performance in the classroom.


Doug Prouty

President, Montgomery County Education Association

Kate Walsh

President, National Council on Teacher Quality

Nathan Saunders

President, Washington Teachers' Union

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