Brighton Beach School Pioneers New Teacher Evaluation System

P.S. 100 (Source:

Public School 100, The Coney Island School, actually in Brighton Beach at 2951 West 3rd Street, is testing a new evaluation system that may be implemented nationwide in the future.

The Charlotte Danielson framework evaluation process helps teachers and administrators in recognizing good teaching habits. It runs on a basis of 22 teaching strategies teachers must practice.

Because the current teacher evaluation method has shown inconclusive results, placing valuable teachers at the bottom of the city’s teacher data report, the Danielson evaluation system is being considered as a future addition to teacher evaluations.

If this change were to occur, 40 percent of the evaluation will focus on children’s test scores and the other 60 percent will work similar to what Principal Katherine Moloney has already begun practicing at P.S. 100, observing teachers at work.

The Danielson framework evaluation was recently tested in Chicago schools and the reports showed lower rankings than those previously published. An eight percent plunge was recorded, but Danielson stands by her new method, stating it is meant for improvement, recognizing the areas an individual could use help.

Learn more about the program’s test drive at this local school over at The New York Times.


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