ERIC Number: ED367662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems that Support Professional Growth.
McColskey, Wendy; Egelson, Paula
This guide is intended as a resource for school or school district leadership teams who desire to rethink the teacher evaluation process. Three chapters address the task of designing a teacher evaluation system that encourages self-reflection and continuous improvement, as well as the personal and professional growth of experienced teachers. The first chapter explores the differences between a formative teacher evaluation system (for professional growth) and a summative system (for accountability). Chapter 2 outlines the who, what, and how of formative evaluation. Chapter 3 examines the design steps involved in developing a formative evaluation system, describes some formative evaluation systems currently being piloted in the SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE) region, and provides a sample planning worksheet. The guide includes: a model dual-purpose teacher evaluation system (formative in the first and second years, summative in the third year); and a matrix of evaluation methods by sources of feedback (in-class observation, videotape of teaching, student achievement results, journals, portfolios, questionnaires, and interviews. An annotated bibliography and 24 references complete the document. (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Demonstration Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation, Program Development, Public Schools, School Districts, Secondary School Teachers, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Education.; SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.
Identifiers: Experienced Teachers; North Carolina; South Carolina