Teacher Preparation and Evaluation
The following articles focus on the preparation and evaluation of teachers who work with English language learners (ELLs) and other special populations.
Teaching Diverse Learners
To see materials from the American Federation of Teachers' pilot program on evaluating teachers of ELLs and students with disabilities, see our Teaching Diverse Learners resource section.
- Dual Immersion: Can It Survive 'Data-Driven Reform'?
- Beware of the VAM: Valued-Added Measures for Teacher Accountability
- How to Prepare for an ESL Job Interview
- Technology Review: Corwin TeachALL
- The Great Kabob: A Lesson in Mindful Teaching
- Computer-Based Common Core Testing: Considerations and Supports for ELLs
- Summer Slide and ELLs: What You Need to Know
- My Collaborative Journey: An ESOL Teacher's Perspective (Part 3)
- AFT President Calls for Halt on High Stakes Linked to Common Core
- Evaluating Teachers of ELLs in the Age of the CCSS
Books and Booklists
Research and Reports
- Educating English Language Learners: Building Teacher Capacity
- Degrees in Context: Asking the Right Questions about Preparing Skilled and Effective Teachers of Young Children
- Challenges in Evaluating Special Education Teachers and English Language Learner Specialists
- Teaching Reading Well: A Synthesis of the International Reading Association's Research on Teacher Preparation for Reading Instruction
- Lessons Learned: New Teachers Talk About Their Jobs, Challenges, and Long-Range Plans (Part III: Teaching in Changing Times)
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