ERIC Number: ED195540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
State-Level Teacher Performance Evaluation Policies. Professional Development Occasional Paper 1.
Carey, Lou M.
The purpose of this study was to use the standards recently developed by the Joint Committee on Standards for Teacher Evaluation as a framework to review current state-level teacher evaluation policies. The evaluation program must meet four criteria: accuracy, utility, propriety, and feasibility. Questionnaires requesting specific information about teacher evaluation practices were sent to departments of education in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Twenty-one states sent copies of either state-level legislation or policies. Six states indicated that state-level policies on teacher evaluation existed, but did not enclose copies of the legislation for review. Twenty-three states reported no state-level mandates for teacher evaluation. This paper presents an analysis of how policies in the twenty-one states that responded fully to the questionnaire reflect the identified evaluation criteria. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: National Council of States on Inservice Education, Syracuse, NY.