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ERIC Number: ED019724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPING A COUNTY PROGRAM FOR EVALUATING TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
CHRISTIAN, FLOYD T.
TEACHING IS CONSTANTLY BEING EVALUATED BY TEACHERS, PUPILS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND PARENTS. NOT ALL PERSONS WHO EVALUATE TEACHING ARE LOOKING FOR THE SAME THING. IF THE PROCESS OF EVALUATION IS TO LEAD TO IMPROVED INSTRUCTION, THE TEACHER WHOSE WORK IS BEING EVALUATED MUST COMPREHEND THE FRAME OF REFERENCE FROM WHICH THE EVALUATION IS INSTITUTED. A COUNTY EVALUATION PROGRAM MUST FIRST DEVELOP A SET OF GENERAL POLICIES. FOUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES CAN HELP THE EVALUATION PROGRAM COMMITTEE TO AVOID MUCH OF THE CONFUSION ABOUT TEACHER EVALUATION--(1) CRITERIA AND EVIDENCE ARE THE TWO ELEMENTS ESSENTIAL FOR EVALUATION, (2) CRITERIA FOR USE IN EVALUATING TEACHING ARE THE PRODUCT OF A VALUE JUDGMENT WHICH CANNOT BE OBJECTIVELY VALIDATED, (3) THE NATURE OF THE EVIDENCE REQUIRED FOR EVALUATING TEACHING IS DICTATED BY THE CRITERIA SELECTED, AND (4) A SOUND EVALUATION PROGRAM SHOULD PROVIDE INFORMATION ON TEACHING WHICH IS RELEVANT, RELIABLE, AND INTERPRETABLE. THE PROCESS OF COLLECTING EVIDENCE NEEDS TO BE SEPARATED FROM THE PROCESS OF COMPARING IT WITH CRITERIA BECAUSE THERE IS A PROBLEM IN DETERMINING WHETHER DISAGREEMENTS IN EVALUATIVE JUDGMENTS RESULT FROM DISAGREEMENTS OR FROM DIFFERENCES IN THE EVIDENCE SELECTED AND BECAUSE INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC BEHAVIOR IS QUITE EFFECTIVE IN HELPING TEACHERS TO MODIFY THAT BEHAVIOR. (HM)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Florida (Tallahassee)