ERIC Number: ED225275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Performance Evaluation--Practical Application of Research.
Manatt, Richard P.
Described in this article are the Teacher Performance Evaluation materials and techniques that are part of the School Improvement Model project, which endeavors to improve teacher and administrator performance with the ultimate goal of improved student learning. According to the author, this project utilizes new teacher evaluation technology arising from recent research, including protocol materials created for the Georgia Assessment Project, a multicultural workshop videotape series developed by the Urban Schools Cooperative, and a workshop developed by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. After briefly describing current educational research, the author then lists research-based recommendations to improve teacher performance evaluation. Offered are a list of steps to take in teacher evaluation, a sample list of evaluation criteria and a response mode, criteria for lesson analysis, a preobservation conference checklist, two approaches to classroom observation, recommendations regarding planning for the observation, and tips on the conduct of the appraisal interview. The author offers recommendations for writing the evaluation report, based not on research but on his own experiences. Finally, recommendations for setting job improvement targets are given. Companion documents list teacher evaluation performance areas, criteria, descriptors, and response modes used in the project. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Research Inst. for Studies in Education.; Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Education.