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ERIC Number: ED029625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-18
Pages: 29
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Innovation in Evaluation: Teacher Assessment by Objectives.
Israel, Jack W.
If education is meant to change students' attitudes and actions, good teaching must be defined to achieve this goal and to improve instruction. Evaluation allows the teacher to identify his goals with those of the institution and to know the status of his skills, attitudes, and knowledge in relation to it. Sound evaluation makes goal achievement more effective by identifying strengths to be reinforced and weaknesses to be corrected. The literature covers various ways to observe and assess teachers; the author offers a proposal based on their common elements. It combines selected goals for the learner and an assessment of the attributes of the teacher. The goals must be developed cooperatively by teacher and administrator, for, without agreement on those, they can have no agreement on procedures or judgments, or on acceptable evidence of the teacher's success in reaching the goals of learner behavior. The teacher's skills, attitudes, and knowledge must remain flexible, to be adjusted or modified as required, helping him to develop over time and to seek advice more readily. If acceptable evidence of student attainment is predetermined, judgment will shift from procedures to results and, with constant modification and clarification, evaluation will become more precise. Since, in some cases, teachers may feel threatened and oppose this plan, the author describes three alternative ways of implementing it. The methods vary in both philosophy and organization. (HH)
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