ERIC Number: ED199846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Educational Personnel. A Report of the Massachusetts Board of Education Study Committee. And Supplement.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
The study committee that compiled this report extensively reviewed articles analyzing research on personnel evaluation in Massachusetts' public schools. The report provides a definition and list of principles of evaluation, committee recommendations, a discussion of evaluation procedures in Massachusetts, examples of illustrative practices, suggestions for the training of evaluators, information on the legal asepcts of evaluation, and synopses of model evaluation plans in selected cities. The findings indicate that all school districts in the state have some kind of formal teacher evaluation, that there is strong opposition to any state mandate for personnel evaluation, that formal evaluation procedures for personnel other than teachers or for tenured teachers are rare, that better training is needed for evaluators, and that reductions in force have created an atmosphere of suspicion surrounding evaluation policies. A 479 page supplement to the report provides comprehensive information on the model evaluation plans summarized in the body of the report. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Note: Some pages may be marginally legible due to broken print of original document.