Professional educators know all too well the shortcomings of the current process of evaluating their work. It is a system frequently lacking in consistency. While in some districts it’s done well, in others it’s not.
As part of Michigan’s teacher tenure reform law, the Michigan Council of Educator Effectiveness was established by the Legislature in June 2011 with the charge of creating a “fair, transparent and feasible evaluation system for teachers and administrators.” Gov. Rick Snyder appointed three members, including Deborah Loewenberg Ball, dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Education, as chair. Additional committee members were appointed by the Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the House.