|Louisiana is on the verge of dramatically transforming K-12 public education, largely due to the determination of educators and policy makers to reform and improve ineffective policies, programs and practices.
But to ensure our next generation has the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive as complex thinkers, productive workers and informed and engaged citizens, we must support improvement at every level. We must challenge ourselves and each other to reinvent and refine our abilities and our efforts.
Through the adoption of Act 54, educators now have the opportunity to engage in the development, implementation and revision of new performance evaluation models that are designed to provide teachers, administrators and policy makers with a constructive analysis of their impact on student achievement. Unlike existing performance measures that are limited to achievement levels or subjective evaluations, the new models will center on measuring, informing and improving our systemic and individual capacity to impact student success. At every level, from individual classroom teachers to the State Superintendent of Education, performance models will be designed to empower educators and decision-makers by answering the crucial question: What’s the impact of my effort on student growth, and how can I use this information to improve?”