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ERIC Number: ED078007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
Statement of the Philosophy Underlying the Evaluation of Educational Personnel in the Walker-Grant Middle School. [Walker-Grant Middle School Fredericksburg, Virginia.]
Duff, Charles F.
Part of the principal's responsibility is the formal evaluation of professional personnel. It has been ascertained this process is threatening to the staff because of the association between evaluation and employment. To decrease the threat the evaluative instrument has been simplified. The administration attempts to create a positive atmosphere by using the evaluation as an opportunity to comment favorably. Deficiencies needing improvement are noted but not emphasized. Improvement in deficiencies previously noted receives significant attention. Evaluative validity is dependent upon: (1) the establishment of sound objectives; (2) adequate communication; and (3) frequent contact with teachers. The establishment of and communication of objectives and standards can scarcely be left to chance. The principal must seek feedback and be prepared to provide additional input and guidance. This process of evaluating teachers is seriously deficient in scientific approach. The author is aware that a more precise evaluation could be obtained by evaluation on the basis of student performance measured by standardized tests. Yet no standardized tests can measure the important factors of attitude and adjustment to life. (Author/KM)
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Note: Paper presented at the NASSP Convention (Dallas, Texas, February 6, 1973)