ERIC Number: ED106946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-22
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Accountability in Education--The Kalamazoo Plan.
Coats, William D.
Evaluation of professional staff is one aspect of the comprehensive accountability model operating in the Kalamazoo schools. This model also includes minimum objectives for all students at all grade levels in all courses, as well as objectives relating to academic excellence and career preparation. The specific personnel accountability systems used to evaluate the positions of superintendent, administrators, and instructional staff members are presented here. The performance profiles used in personnel evaluations consist of a ratings component and a performance objectives component. The ratings are provided by others who work with the person being evaluated. For instance a senior high school principal is rated by an assistant superintendent; the director of secondary instruction; teachers; other directors, supervisors, and/or coordinators; his building administrative staff; resource people; and himself. The performance objectives are mutually acceptable to the administrator being evaluated and to his immediate superordinate. The evaluation of teachers is somewhat different from that of administrators. The teacher performance profile is composed of student ratings, principal ratings, peer ratings, self-ratings, and student achievement data. In some cases, parent ratings are also used. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan