ERIC Number: ED183520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Legal Validity of the Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments: A Summary.
Johnson, Charles E.; And Others
Investigations into the legal validity of the content and procedures proposed in the Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments (TPAI) and allied materials for use in certifying Georgia's beginning teachers are reported. TPAI was designed to determine how well teachers can demonstrate certain minimum teaching skills considered essential to effective teaching. The report focuses upon a survey of reference materials requisite to a preliminary understanding of potential legal problems arising when the proposed assessment system and materials are eventually implemented officially by the State Department of Education. Thirty-two court cases dealing with due process and equal protection in reference to teacher assessment are cited and discussed in tabular format. A summary of findings from this survey of litigation is presented. (JD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Div. of Program and Staff Development.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Note: For related documents, see SP 015 610, SP 015 612-613, SP 015 617.