ERIC Number: ED105643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
How To Evaluate Teacher Performence.
Wilson, Laval S.
Teacher evaluations tend to be like clothes. Whatever is in vogue at the time is utilized extensively by those who are attempting to remain modern and current. If you stay around long enough, the "hot" methods of today will probably recycle to be the new discovery of the future. In the end, each school district develops an evaluation process that is going to be most agreeable to the teachers, the administrative staff, the parents, the students, and the board of education. There is no perfect system. But whichever system is utilized, the purpose for which it is to be used should be clearly delineated and understood by all the participants. The two major purposes of evaluation are the improvement of instruction and the documentation of inefficiency. We must continue to document those staff members who are ineffective, inefficient, and detrimental to our school districts. But we also must spend more energy diagnosing the needs of our staff and utilizing the information for the improvement of the instructional program. (Author/DW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National School Boards Association (35th, Miami Beach, Florida, April 19-22, 1975)