Teacher Effectiveness Reporting
Research indicates the number one influence on student learning in a school is the teacher. Therefore, the 2017 ESSA legislation requires states to report if there is equity in distribution of quality teachers in the state between high poverty and high minority schools and the rest of the schools. To determine equity, each state must report to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) a comparison of the number of “ineffective” teachers between high poverty schools and low poverty schools and high minority schools and low minority schools (Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act Sec. 2104. [20 U.S.C. 6614] Reporting). North Dakota is not going to break out the report by teachers, but rather by teaching. Using ineffective teaching data based on the evaluation models, the NDDPI will determine an ineffective teacher equivalent. More information can be found in the documents below.