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ASCD Seeks Educator Input About How to Define and Measure Effectiveness

Alexandria, VA (12/13/2012)—ASCD is holding a public dialogue on how best to define and measure teacher and principal effectiveness and encourages educators around the world to contribute. The discussion will commence on January 22, 2013, in an ASCD Forum group on the ASCD EDge® professional networking community for educators.

Ideas and input from this discussion will guide the first ever ASCD Forum, which will occur on Sunday, March 17, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. central time during ASCD's 68th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Chicago, Ill. The discussion, moderated by ASCD President Debra Hill, will be open to conference attendees. Both the public conversation and the forum will help shape the association's positions on this important issue.

To participate, educators can contribute a blog post, build on the contributions of colleagues, or take a brief survey that will capture their views on teacher and principal effectiveness. For more information on the multiple avenues for participation, visit

Additional details will be made available during an informational Twitter chat on the @ASCD channel. The chat will be hosted by ASCD Director of Public Policy David Griffith on January 22, 3:00–4:00 p.m. eastern time. Educators can participate and follow along on Twitter using the #ASCDForum hashtag.

"ASCD's Position Advisory Committee selected this topic of global significance as the focal point of the 2013 ASCD Forum to ensure the issue receives the attention it deserves," said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter. "For meaningful change to take place, educators must take part in the dialogues that shape our collective tomorrow, and we hope to hear from educators everywhere about how effectiveness should be defined and measured."

For more information about ASCD's public policy work, the association’s 68th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, or the benefits of association membership, visit

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  • Julia Liapidova, communications specialist, 1-703-575-5607 or by e-mail
  • Stephen Wakefield, communications director, 1-703-575-5764 or by e-mail.