ERIC Number: ED225279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Matrix of Teacher Performance Areas and Criteria Selected by the School Organizations in the School Improvement Model (SIM) Project for Use During the 1981-82 School Year. A Report.
Blackmer, Dianne; And Others
Teacher performance areas, criteria for evaluating them, and specific descriptors of behavior satisfying each criterion are supplied in this document. Performance areas and criteria for teacher evaluation were selected by the five school districts participating in the School Improvement Model project. The teacher performance areas selected for evaluation include productive teaching techniques; organized, structured class management; provision of student intellectual stimulation; maintenance of positive interpersonal relations; desirable out-of-class behavior; personal attributes; and knowledge of child growth and development. Under each performance area, each school district's criteria for evaluation are listed. For example, under productive teaching techniques, criteria include communication ability, ability to motivate students, and ability to utilize a variety of teaching techniques. Under each criterion, in turn, the descriptors used to assess its fulfillment are listed. For example, under communication ability are listed 11 descriptors, including such statements as the following: The teacher summarizes effectively; the teacher gives clear, concise, and reasonable assignments; and the teacher speaks clearly. A subsequent companion document (Publication 81-2) contains the project's prototype performance areas and criteria, as well as response modes (checklists for rating teacher performance), including performance standards, but lacks the specific behavior descriptors supplied here. (JM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.