ERIC Number: ED266146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
State Model for Local Evaluation, 1984-85. Tennessee Career Ladder Better Schools Program.
Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
This State model for teacher evaluation meets the requirements of Tennessee's Comprehensive Education Reform Act of 1984 (CERA). Special guidelines, approved by the State Board of Education for the beginning year of CERA (1984-85), are incorporated into the State model for local evaluation. Groups who must be evaluated during the 1984-85 school year are: (1) probationary teachers, who are beginning their first year of teaching; (2) teachers in their third year of teaching who elect to declare their intent to enter the Career Ladder for the 1985-86 school year; and (3) fast-track/full evaluation teachers, who have three years or more of experience and who have chosen to enter Career Level I during 1984-85 by the fast-track/full evaluation option. The model is suitable for evaluating all teachers and is not limited to evaluation of Career Ladder candidates. Included in the descriptions and evaluation instruments are: (1) basic assumptions and principles; (2) focus of evaluation; (3) methods for performing the evaluation; (4) reviewing the previous evaluations; (5) analysis of lesson plans; (6) in-class observation, (7) classroom observation instrument; (8) post observation conference record; (9) teacher conference forms; (10) improvement plan forms; (11) decision model, including rating scales; and (12) description of suggested management system. (LMO)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Check Lists, Classroom Observation Techniques, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Lesson Observation Criteria, Lesson Plans, Models, Rating Scales, School District Autonomy, State Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Education Reform Act (Tennessee)