ERIC Number: ED228725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Documentation System for Teacher Improvement or Termination. Practical Concise Guide for Legal Consideration in Teacher Evaluation. NOLPE Mini-Monograph.
Frels, Kelly; Cooper, Timothy T.
Provided here is advice to principals concerning the documentation that should be used in the teacher evaluation process and presented at a hearing to support a recommendation for termination. The booklet presents a system of documentation intended to be simple but effective and which can be used in conjuction with any school district's evaluation system or contractual requirements. The documentation system is based on the value of communication, and its goal is to humanize the evaluation and documentation process. Explained in the booklet are several types of written memoranda and when they should be used: memoranda to the principal's file (for recording small infractions or deviations), specific incident memoranda (for recording conferences or significant events), summary memoranda (for recording conferences dealing with several incidents, problems, or deficiencies), and visitation memoranda (for recording observations of teacher on-the-job performance). The assessment or evaluation document is also discussed. Observations on documentation in general and a section on evaluating termination options conclude the booklet. Appendixes contain sample memoranda. (JM)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Conferences, Documentation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Principals, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Reports, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Evaluation
Publications, National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 5401 S.W. Seventh Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606 ($4.95 plus $1.00 postage and handling; on orders over $5.00 include $1.50 for postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.