The Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center (MACC@WestEd) research and technical assistance team, a collaboration of the Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC) and WestEd, is partnering with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to evaluate the statewide implementation of the Teacher and Principal Evaluation (TPE) system.

Based on a multi-year, mixed methods evaluation, the study examines the perceptions of frontline educators regarding the support they receive in understanding and implementing the Teacher and Principal Evaluation (TPE) system, and the use of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) to measure student growth and improve instruction. The study also explores educators’ current views of TPE implementation and additional supports they need, as well as the changes of their perceptions since the first study year of 2012-2013.  MSDE has intentionally used the findings and recommendations from the reports to inform the state’s support to educators throughout Maryland.

Research Reports

The team has previously released four reports documenting the progress of TPE implementation in Maryland:

Change in Practice in MD-2015 Real Progress in Maryland Spotlight On Maryland
Stay the Course in Maryland, 2016 Change in Practice in Maryland, 2015 Real Progress in Maryland, 2014 Spotlight on Maryland, 2013

News Highlights

Maryland provides keys to implementing evaluation systems

MSDE Press Release: Confidence Continues to Grow in Implementation of Educator Evaluation

Wested Press Release: Change in Educator Perceptions about Evaluation in Maryland

Landmark Partnership in Maryland

Making the most of teacher evaluations, Baltimore Sun editorial

Real Progress in Maryland report examines educators, WBAL

Study Shows Progress in Maryland on Teacher And Principal Evaluations, WYPR