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Florida's Best Teachers
This page has a more robust search interface, designed to allow Florida Charter School operators to search all of the teachers in a district and to identify and recruit excellent effective teachers to work at charter schools. One of the greatest competitive advantages Florida charter schools have is that, with a few rare exceptions, they are not constricted in hiring teachers by collective bargaining agreements. After the first few years of teaching, years of experience have minimal impact on how good a teacher is, yet that is how most teachers are paid, even those in Charter schools. Charters need to identify 3-10 year teachers in the regular public schools that are demonstrably the best teachers, and pay them what they are worth based on student results to come teach in your charter. And, don’t forget to take care of the best teachers you already have, 50% of teachers are not teaching after the first 5 years. Do what it takes to encourage your best teachers to stay, and to encourage those not performing as well to move along.If you operate a charter school, you may contact us for a free search login by sending an email using the below request login button.
This search page allows to search an entire district and sort by the topic taught, top 10, 20, and 30 percentiles, years of experience, and school name. Most of the teachers also have contact information listed to help you start recruiting.
Charters, request a login or enter your username and password to start searching!
A few caveats about the database. The years of experience is as reported by districts, and some districts report all years of teaching experience, but others only report years in district, so this number is not always going to be an accurate reflection. Also, teacher addresses are not always updated, so that information is a good starting point but will probably need to be verified. And, as explained on the Home page, some teachers who would otherwise qualify were left out of the database by the DOE because of various claimed statutory exemptions. Also, only teachers who taught in a an evaluated subject in 2017- 2018 are included in the database.
While this database only identifies the high performing teachers, if you are a charter operator, we can help you identify your lowest performing teachers that you may need to replace to see improved student results.
2017-18 VAM data, teachers in top 30%, has been posted
Good afternoon all, wanted to let everyone know that the 2017-18 data is posted and has been live on the website for the past month. Sorry for delay in announcing, just ended up having a very busy October
2017 List of High Impact Teachers
Well, good news, we finally received from the Florida DOE the 2017 list of High Impact Teachers. There are some teachers who are high impact and whose names were redacted by the DOE before we were given the list, so you might not find yourself on the list even if you received a letter. We… Read more »
High Impact Teachers Defined
Hello, we are receiving a number of requests related to the high impact teacher notification letters sent to teachers around the state. Based on the questions we are receiving, we thought it might be helpful to put up a blog post to answer some frequently asked questions. First, the selection criteria for Florida’s best teachers,… Read more »
New DATA from 2016-17 School Year posted!
The website has now been updated with the new Florida teacher data from the 2016-17 school year. I think that this is the earliest we have ever updated. Enjoy, and support excellent teachers!
The Little-Known Statistician Who Taught Us to Measure Teachers – The New York Times
Source: The Little-Known Statistician Who Taught Us to Measure Teachers – The New York Times Very Interesting article on the man who created the Value Added Model for evaluating teachers. To fairly evaluate teachers, Mr. Sanders argued, the state needed to calculate an expected growth trajectory for each student in each subject, based on past… Read more »