ERIC Number: ED197426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Evaluation: The Salem Public Schools Model. OSSC Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 3.
DuBois, Donald W.
OSSC Bulletin, v24 n3 Nov 1980
Oregon Senate Bill 354 has required each school district in Oregon to develop a teacher evaluation plan that would include job descriptions, performance standards, observations, postevaluation, and a written program of assistance, if needed. The Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study (BTES) has drawn some conclusions about teacher effectiveness that were helpful in establishing an evaluation plan in Salem (Oregon). The Salem plan is based on performance standards and job descriptions. The writing of performance goals is accomplished through a joint effort of teacher and evaluator. The plan requires more extensive observations (both formal and informal) for all teachers than the state mandates. Staff meetings, which included a short slide/tape presentation, preceded implementation of the plan. In addition, the district has chosen a group of "master teachers" to help others improve their teaching methods and has initiated a 15-20 hour inservice program for evaluators. Final judgments and comments on evaluation are reserved for the principals. A copy of Senate Bill 354, a sample job description, performance standards, and evaluation procedures and forms are appended. (WD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Master Teachers, Occupational Information, Program Descriptions, State Legislation, State Standards, Teacher Evaluation
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; $3.00 if prepaid; 10% discount for 10 or more copies)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.