ERIC Number: ED265205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
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Missouri Performance Based Teacher Evaluation Program: Principal Perceived Ratings and Projected Job Targets.
Ferguson, Harold L.; Enger, John M.
The purpose of this study was to: (1) assess the anticipated ratings of teacher performance by principals using the Missouri Performance Based Teacher Evaluation (PBTE) prior to the first cycle of its implementation; (2) determine whether or not elementary and secondary principals, using the same instrument, would be consistent in perceived ratings of their teachers on the nineteen criteria items of the PBTE; and (3) examine the projected number of job targets produced by these ratings. A questionnaire was sent to 19 randomly selected elementary and secondary school principals to estimate the percentage of their ratings of teacher performance for each of the 19 criteria on the PBTE rating scale. Thirty-five surveys were returned indicating similar ratings by both elementary and secondary school principals on each of the 19 criteria. Overall, 14.6 percent of all the perceived teacher ratings would produce job targets. Recommendations include the following criteria that should be met before a school district undertakes PBTE: (1) design a model to meet specific needs of the district; (2) have administrative support; (3) develop evaluators' skills; and (4) provide for ongoing staff inservice. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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