ERIC Number: ED223719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Five areas of concern about teacher evaluation are identified. They are: (1) intentions, i.e., what should be the intended role of the teacher evaluation system--summative for accountability purposes or formative for staff improvement?; (2) legal issues, i.e., how best can the legal rights of teachers and the public be assured within an evaluation system that efficiently provides useful and accurate information?; (3) implementation, i.e., to what extent and in what ways do attempts to implement a teacher evaluation system affect the organization and authority structure, the working relations, and the educational climate of schools?; (4) fairness and humaneness, i.e., what should be the tradeoffs between the fairness and humaneness of a teacher evaluation system and its effectiveness?; and (5) types of evidence, i.e., what categories of evidence and measuring approaches are best (fair, accurate, legal, efficient, credible, and humane) given a specific purpose for an evaluation system and a specific concept of good teaching? (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.