ERIC Number: ED212055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Educational Personnel.
Lewis, Anne C.
Evaluation of educational personnel presents problems to both the evaluators and those evaluated, maintains this publication. In spite of these problems, respondents from more than 400 school systems replying to a survey indicated that their systems had evaluation procedures. The author suggests that the true challenge to school administrators is to successfully use personnel evaluation to improve teaching. This publication, by sharing survey information and resources from hundreds of school districts, provides an update on the state of the art. Chapters contain checklists, outlines, and evaluation instruments from responding administrators, as well as their points of concern and solutions to specific problems. Topics covered in the seven chapters include an overview of the research on teaching, a discussion of what to evaluate and how to decide on the best approach, and ways for the evaluator to improve effectiveness. The chapter on using evaluation results fairly discusses school board and teacher involvement, and legal protection that exists for teachers. Chapter 6 concerns state legislation that defines what the evaluation process should cover and discusses the issues of testing teachers and students to define competency. The final chapter concerns evaluating the evaluator and contains guides from several school districts for evaluating the principal. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Instructional Improvement, National Surveys, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Policy, School Districts, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 021-00853; $10.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.