Summer Report: Creating a Culture of Excellence in Indiana Schools

The New Teacher Project conducted an evaluation study of the pilot RISE evaluation system in Indiana. This report focuses on implementation challenges and successes experienced during Indiana’s pilot year. Indiana implemented student learning objectives (SLOs) as one student growth measure, and this study reports teachers' and principals' reactions to implementing the SLO process for the first time. The findings from this report also recommend that states train teachers on the SLO process, identify/create assessments prior to the beginning of the school year, and identify technology solutions for storing SLO data in districts.