ERIC Number: ED240746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Team Member Quality Assurance Program [Manual].
McIntire, Ronald G.; Wong, Martha J.
Approved by the city's board of education in July 1982, Houston's Special Education Team Member Quality Assurance Program is intended to help assure continual professional growth for special education teachers. By establishing a system of faculty performance assessment, the program seeks to identify teachers' strengths and weaknesses, improve communication, and develop priorities for improvement. Following a brief program description, this document provides (1) a flow chart of program procedures; (2) an outline of assessment timelines and components; (3) a review of the responsibilities of the bi-/tri-dimentional assessment team members (executive director/director for special education, instructional supervisor/area/central office department administrator, associate superintendent, and deputy superintendent); (4) descriptions of personnel to be assessed, plans for growth improvement and professional refinement, summary conference procedures, postassessment outcomes, and third-party input; (5) a step-by-step review of each phase of the program; (6) a brief outline of assessment and assistance instruments/procedures; and (7) an explanation of summary assessment ratings. Ten appendixes comprising over half the document provide sample forms and other information concerning the various stages in the program. (JBM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Coordinators, Educational Improvement, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Instructional Improvement, Professional Development, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.