ERIC Number: ED233996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Evaluation: Perspectives, Practices, and Promises.
Peterson, Ken; Kauchak, Don
This report highlights major issues, techniques, and directions in the evaluation of public school teachers. The paper begins by setting a perspective on the process of, and needs for, evaluation. The main body of the report is devoted to a summary and critique of various teacher evaluation methods. A discussion is given of the efficacy of, and problems involved in, evaluating with certain techniques: (1) credentials; (2) personal characteristics; (3) student outcomes (pupil achievement); (4) classroom visits; (5) self-reports; (6) student reports; (7) peer review; (8) competency-based teacher evaluation; and (9) systematic observation. Legal issues involved in teacher evaluation are discussed in the third section. The final section of the report suggests a variety of approaches and strategies that may be combined to result in more satisfactory teacher evaluation; a bibliography is appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Legal Problems, Observation, Public School Teachers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Center for Educational Practice.