ERIC Number: ED269890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
A Documentation System for Teacher Improvement or Termination. Practical Concise Guide for Legal Consideration in Teacher Evaluation. Revised.
Frels, Kelly; Cooper, Timothy T.
This article presents a documentation system that principals can use in the teacher evaluation process to help improve a teacher's performance or, if necessary, to present at a hearing to support a recommendation for termination. The documentation involves the use of several types of memoranda: (1) memoranda to the principal's file (for less significant infractions or deviations by a teacher); (2) specific incident memoranda (for recording conferences with a teacher concerning a more significant event; (3) visitation memoranda (for recording observations of teachers on the job); (4) summary memoranda (for conferences in which several incidents, problems, or deficiencies are discussed); and (5) an assessment instrument (to evaluate overall performance). Advice is also provided on the writing of clear, objective, and factually supportive memoranda and on evaluating termination options. Samples of each type of memorandum are appended, along with a sample letter that illustrates how not to handle a situation involving problem behavior by a teacher. (TE)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Documentation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Supervision
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: This document is a revised version of ED 228 725.