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Peer Assistance and Review

This model, originally developed jointly by administrators and teachers in Toledo, OH, involves experienced teachers mentoring and evaluating their colleagues. Generally, it does not include student test scores or "growth" measures, but focuses on improving teacher practice. More information is available from these links:

"Main page at Harvard's Graduate School of Education":http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~ngt/par/parinfo/
"NY Times article on Montgomery Co., MD experience with the system (and problems with Federal mandates)":http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/education/06oneducation.html
"Education Sector report comparing PAR and other systems":http://www.educationsector.org/publications/rush-judgment-teacher-evalua...

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