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By Learning Forward
April 2017
Vol. 38 No. 2
CALIFORNIA POLICY An Effective Teacher for Every Student: Developing a Research Agenda to Further Policy Change Policy Analysis for California Education, January 2017 A two-day meeting brought together experts in teacher policy to flesh out and move forward a coherent research agenda that might help inform evidence-based policy in California and beyond. Among the topics participants selected as most important were teacher preparation and certification, teacher selection and hiring, professional development, and principal effectiveness. Participants agreed that there is a significant opportunity and need to improve current teacher practice. Many cited promising evidence about certain kinds of supports, including specific professional development programs that improve teacher knowledge and practice. Participants highlighted instructional coaching and feedback, often tied to rigorous evaluations, and asserted that this was

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