Access to Effective Teachers is Critical to Student Success

Houston ISD is committed to the idea that excellent teachers are critical to student success. That’s why HISD launched the Effective Teachers Initiative (ETI), a multi-year program devoted to the idea of having an effective teacher in every HISD classroom. Research proves the impact of great teachers on student growth, and to that end, the district has focused on four key strategies to hire and retain excellent educators:·
  • Smart recruiting and staffing
  • Individualized teacher support
  • Useful appraisals
  • New career pathways and differentiated compensation

As an added bonus, great teachers are accessible to more students thanks to interactive Smartboards, iPads, assistive technology devices and other technological advances that ensure all students have access to effective teachers.

How do all of these components work together to help students achieve? Watch this short video from that explains the impact of great teachers on student achievement. 

(Note: Must be able to access YouTube to watch the video.)