ERIC Number: ED220452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Assessing Teacher Performance.
Hawley, Robert C.
The goals, processes, and objectives of teacher evaluation are examined. Evaluation is defined as a planning and decision-making tool, and such evaluation activities as observing, holding conferences, supervising, and writing reports are discussed. An analysis of the tasks involved in teaching is provided so that evaluators will have specific ways of looking at and talking about what is going on in the classroom. In part I evaluation is examined as a part of a management system comprised of two functions: administration and supervision. An outline is given of the decision areas, decision makers, information needs, information gathering techniques, and use of information for each of these functions of the system. Part II presents discussions and descriptions of skills needed for teacher evaluation in observation, conferences, and report writing. Other supervisory skills are also considered, including supporting and confronting, matching leadership styles, structuring self-assessment, peer and student assessments, and modeling. In part III, consideration is given to the tasks of teaching and ways to assess teacher student relationships, classroom management, and methods of instruction. The appendix contains sample evaluation forms as well as exercises that may be used to strengthen evaluation skills. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Student Teacher Relationship, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Education Research Associates, Box 767, Amherst, MA 01004 ($16.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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