Power Point for Focus Group

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P4P Focus Group Questions:

1. Name the top three qualities of a superior teacher.

2. How should the quality of your teaching be measured? List at least 3 ways.

3. Who should determine the quality of your teaching?

4. Will you support the use of teacher portfolios as a type of measurement?

5. What should be included in the portfolio?

6. What other measures would you propose to use along with the new teacher evaluation?

7. Do you think higher salaries for educators should reflect teacher experience or student growth?

8. Should student growth assessment be measused by test alone?Yes or No

9. Should a school's location and academic statistics affect pay? Yes or No

10. Should the number of students per class affect salary? Yes or No

International Assessments

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)

Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)