ERIC Number: ED228228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Progress on Development of Lines of Evidence for the Evaluation of Public School Teaching.
Peterson, Ken; Kauchak, Don
The method used for a developmental study of teacher evaluation techniques (part of the Utah Teacher Evaluation Project) was a review of research literature to find those teacher evaluation practices with the most promise. Each technique was further researched in order to bring it to a "recommended practice" condition with limitations, cautions, and format ground rules. Current practices were also analyzed, and empirical trials were initiated of the best practice conditions to gauge reliability and feasibility. In this preliminary report on the development of the teacher evaluation techniques, seven "lines of evidence" are identified as showing promise and are briefly discussed: (1) pupil report; (2) peer review of materials; (3) teacher tests; (4) administrator rating; (5) systematic observation; (6) pupil gain (special cases); and (7) other (special or idiosyncratic cases). (JM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Center for Educational Practice.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 1983).