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ERIC Number: ED013490
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EVALUATION OF TEACHERS--THE PRINCIPAL'S DILEMMA.
HAIN, JOHN H.; SMITH, GEORGE J.
IN 1966, A STUDY WAS MADE OF THE EVALUATION OF TEACHERS BY THEIR PRINCIPALS. THERE WAS AN 80 PERCENT RESPONSE TO THE RANDOM SAMPLE OF 336 NEW YORK STATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS. SCHOOL SIZE MADE SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY SINCE MANY PRINCIPALS HAD NO ADMINISTRATIVE HELP. TWO-THIRDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS PROVIDED PRINCIPALS WITH "RATING FORMS" AS THE BASIC TOOLS OF EVALUATION. ANALYSIS OF THESE FORMS REVEALED INFORMATION ABOUT THE INITIAL MANNER OF EVALUATION AND THE PROBABLE USE OF THESE EVALUATIONS. FORMS WHICH THE TEACHERS SAW AND SIGNED HAD CLEAR DESCRIPTIVE STATEMENTS ABOUT THE TEACHERS, AND FORMS WHICH CONTAINED NO PROVISION FOR TEACHER'S SIGNATURE HAD A LIST OF SINGLE WORDS OR PHRASES WHICH TENDED TO CREATE A "HALO EFFECT." PRINCIPALS FELT THEIR TEACHERS WERE AWARE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS OF SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION. LESS THAN HALF THE PRINCIPALS NOTIFIED TEACHERS OF IMPENDING SUPERVISORY VISITS. MOST HELD A CONFERENCE WITH THE TEACHERS AFTER OBSERVATION, AND ALMOST ALL CARRIED OUT INFORMAL SUPERVISION. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE (1) REDUCTION OF SUPERVISOR-TEACHER RATIO, (2) CONFERENCE AFTER OBSERVATION, (3) AVAILABILITY TO TEACHERS OF THE PRINCIPAL'S WRITTEN REPORT, (4) JOINT SUPERVISOR-TEACHER DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES OF SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION, (5) PRINCIPAL'S CONSULTATION WITH SENIOR TEACHERS REGARDING REAPPOINTMENT, AND (6) PERIODICAL REVIEW AND REVISION OF THE STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES. (CC)
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