The theme of the third annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession, to be held in Amsterdam on 13-14 March 2013, focuses on teacher evaluation and professional standards. During the Summit, delegates will have discussions guided by the following questions:

  • How is teacher quality defined by policy makers, the teaching profession and society? What standards are set and by whom?
  • How is teacher quality evaluated? What systems are in place and how are the evaluations carried out?
  • How do evaluations contribute to school improvement and teacher self-efficacy? What impact can be expected on teaching and learning from teacher evaluation?


US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivers a message to the International Summit on the Teaching Profession in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 13-14 2013    

Using evaluation to improve teaching  (Andreas Schleicher - Introduction to the 2013 International Summit of the Teaching Profession, 13-14 March)



Terugblik International Teacher Summit



OECD webinars

 (The recording of the first webinar is available here)
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  • Andreas Schleicher – OECD Deputy Director for Education and Skills
  • Kristen Weatherby – Senior Analyst, OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

The webinars will present the report Teachers for the 21st Century: Using Evaluation to Improve Teaching which underpins the 2013 Summit with available research about effective approaches to teacher appraisal and examples of reforms that have produced specific results, show promise or illustrate imaginative ways of implementing change.  By looking at how appraisal results are used it shows how teacher appraisal can be a key lever for increasing the focus on teaching quality and continuous professional development for teachers, in keeping with the growing recognition that the quality of teaching affects student learning outcomes.


   Wednesday, March 13th 2013: 2 webinars will be held at the following times:
   11:00 am Europe Time (Paris, GMT+01:00)
    1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

   Tuesday, March 26th 2013 at the following time:
    5:00 pm
Japan Time (Tokyo, GMT+09:00)


The convenience of your own computer. For registration see instructions below.

To register for the online briefing
1. Go to
2. Select the event and click "Register".
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit".

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

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Closing ceremony

The closing ceremony will be broadcast on March 14, starting at 20h30, on