ERIC Number: ED177213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Teacher Evaluation in a School District: Validation of the Competencies' Importance By District Administrators, Professionals, Students and Parents. Publication Number 78.69.
Christner, C. A.; And Others
As part of the Austin Independent School District's revision of its Professional Personnel Evaluation System, a study was conducted to determine the components of a teacher competency-based evaluation instrument. The procedure was comprised of: (1) identification of resources for compiling essential teacher skills--such as literature reviews, lists of teacher behaviors, input from advisory committees, and reviews of existing evaluation forms; (2) development of an edited list of teacher competencies and skills; (3) development of a form to survey experts and interested groups about the competencies listed; (4) revision of the list based on survey results; and (5) use of the instrument. Input was solicited from students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and professors of education. After factor analysis and intraclass correlations were performed, 63 competencies were chosen. These competencies were grouped into six categories: personal qualities, procedural and recordkeeping skills, instructional skills, classroom management skills, expertise in basic skills and subject areas, and interpersonal skills. In addition to teacher evaluation, one of the major goals in developing the evaluation instrument was for use in staff development purposes. Plans were formulated to compile the data from the evaluation forms and to analyze the ratings. (MH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Job Analysis, Parent Attitudes, Rating Scales, Research Reports, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Educators, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Skills, Test Construction
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin School District TX; Texas (Austin)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)