Teacher evaluation is a hot topic throughout the nation. That’s why Dean Sandra L. Robinson, dean of UCF’s College of Education invited LSU professor Dr. George Noell to spend a day with faculty members and deans of Florida’s 11 colleges of education.
Noell, whose research into how teacher performance can be evaluated through testing of their students, has gained national attention as a result of his work on the subject. Robinson met Noell when the two sat down in Washington to discuss matters with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last month. Noell’s cutting-edge research has made Louisiana the focal point of interest in evaluating teachers, which is a key component of federal funding through Duncan’s “Race to the Top” initiative.
Florida’s education community is considering how to further address teacher evaluation and Noell’s visit to UCF was a step in the process.